From Matterhorn TH combined with Uncompahgre in six hours. August 06
Short but sweet.2nd 14er back in CO in 10 days! On the way down, saw at least 500 sheep in the alpine valley at about 12,000'. Pretty cool! Perfect weather.
This was my third climb of Wetterhorn. We did the standard SE ridge route from Matterhorn Trailhead. My second climb was on Aug 29, 1998.
With the family. The last bit isn't all that bad -- steep, but short.
Great little scramble to summit! Perfect weather!
Summitted around 10:40 with a flatlander friend who climbed Wetterhorn as her first 14er! Very fun, solid class 3 pitch to the summit, but didn't really enjoy some of the loose stuff just below it.
Second of 14 14ers in 11 days. Quickly became one of my favorite peaks when I saw it the alpenglow from the drainage below.
Climbed Uncompahgre, Handies, and Wetterhorn on consecutive days from our Silver Spur Motel "base camp" in Lake City. The San Juans are amazing! Recommend high clearance 4wd for road to Matterhorn TH. Fun scramble near the summit, but not as exposed as we had expected. I was feeling really good about myself on the climb until we passed a girl who had done the whole thing barefoot and was on her way down. Said she forgot her boots but still wanted to climb so she went barefoot.
Glad that your trip worked-out well for you.
All the very best,
Summited with my friend. Seventh 14er. Great Class 3 Scramble at the top. Great view, great weather and great Day!
Gotta love exposed class three climbing. Wonderful climb with beautiful weather.
Great day with great weather. Really fun mountain.
Climbed solo via the standard route then traversed high in the basin and up Matterhorn on the way out. Great day, got up early and had the mountain to myself all morning :-)
Started up at 6:25AM and reached the summit at 9:25. Perfect weather and awesome views on this fine morning. Stayed about 35 mins then back to the TH at 12:20PM. My 39th 14'er........sweet!
Fantastic, but looooong day in the Matterhorn Creek area. It was a fatiguing day, but well worth it!
Great day out. Skied the East face then went over to Matterhorn to ski from the summit of that one too.
Snowy variation of the standard route. Some long glissades down the east bowls.
Camped in upper Matterhorn Creek and climbed from there. Didn't feel well, so I ditched my skis at 13.5. Summitted and downclimbed to my skis and skied the ridge down into the open bowls beneath the E face while the rest of my group skied the face.
Wetterhorn Peak was one of my most favorite climbs to date. My niece and I made the summit and will share a memory that will last a lifetime. A little route finding, some challenging moves, some exposure and the reward of standing on the summit made it something that words cannot really describe. I would climb it again in a heartbeat.
W and U together...makes a long day.