|Peak:||Wetterhorn Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||06/23/2013|
Ascended Wetterhorn after Uncompahgre starting/finishing at Matterhorn Creek. Took a direct traverse from the Matterhorn saddle across the tundra on a faint use trail that dipped to the creek at 12300ft then met up with the standard trail. There is one patch of snow right before you gain the ridge, but there are good steps or one can easily bypass it on a short section of scree. The rest of the route is clear, good scrambling up top. No need for any special gear.
Photo #1: Upper Matterhorn Creek with Wetterhorn far left, Matterhorn right.
Photo #2: Final ridge pitch to Wetterhorn, the snow on the left blocks the trail briefly.
Photo #3: Final summit pitch, good solid class 3 scrambling.
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