Quick day via the standard route. Though it would take longer so we started a bit early, ended up watching the sunrise from the ridge. Nice day!
My buddy Danny and I got to the TH around 8 and headed up to the pass. Descending into the basin, the wildflowers were amazing. Wood posts marked the path across the basin towards Wetterhorn. Reaching the saddle to the SW of the peak, we angled up to the NE, eventually joining up with the main trail. We reached the peak at 12:45 and headed down soon after. We climbed a couple of boulders a mile or 2 from the TH before returning to Montrose in time for dinner. All-in-all my favorite 14er trip so far.
Solo, also Matterhorn
Gorgious wildflower season. Banged it out before clouds moved in after doing Uncompahgre. Then they left so we went for Matterhorn too! Didn't see the notch on the way up and ended up just climbing up the face. Probably low 5th class. much easier descent to the notch.
Fun and short
Climbed the standard route via Wetterhorn basin. Great climb!! one of the better 14ers!
We did the standard ridge route and it was a a very fun, and enjoyable climb. This is a great route for those looking amazing views or enjoy some scrambling.
We accidentally took the wrong way and went up Matterhorn Creek but we went around and eventually found our way back to the main trail at about 13,000'. But the nature of the climb and the view from the summit made this my new fav 14er.
very fun 14er- a short beautiful hike, a beautiful peak, and a little challenge at the end. aug 2009
I loved this climb! It looked so hard and then went down so easy. A very fun scramble to the summit.
I climbed The Wetterhorn with my CMC BMS instructor, Robert. We camped at Matterhorn Creek trailhead, started around 5:45, arrived at the summit around 9:50AM. There's not too much snow to deal with, and the weather was almost perfect. There were lots of marmots about, one chased us up the staircase and all the way to the summit. A couple of those fat bastards chewed up the handles of my trekking poles. We headed back down, packed up our campsite and headed over to Yankee Boy Basin to climb Sneffels on July 3rd.
This was probably one of my favs for the season. The final pitch was exhilarating. Might do this one again. San Juan beauty!
Climbed with Matterhorn, Uncompahgre, and Broken Hill. I love the top of this one.
Gorgeous place, great mountain.
in an amazing area
Done along with 5 other 14ers during a week long backpacking trip in the San Juans. There were thunderstorms every day in the afternoon.
Ascended Unco first. Went up the west face, which was a bit scary when crossing the steep snow fields. Descended the main trail and ran back over to Wetterhorn. Tressa Breindel accompanied me.
only mistake was down climbing straight down the mountain from the ledge instead of taking the conventional trail down the ridge. this turned into a very long spree filled day trying to traverse back to the trail from the west basin.
Made it near the mid-twelves with Arien, Tom and Ben. Mother nature was acting up making for a risky summit. Could not believe how high the green grass climbed on Matterhorn's southern face.