Peak:  Wetterhorn Peak (14er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  thebeave7
 Date of Info:  06/23/2013
 Date Posted:  06/24/2013

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.

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3

 Comments or Questions
Mtn Izz

Great job!
06/26/2013 19:38
I'm planning on heading out next week and wondered if I could climb both in one day. How long did it take you? Would you mind if I PM you with additional questions? Thanks for the update and congrats!


Uncomp & Wetterhorn Combo
06/26/2013 21:10
Izz, it's definitely possible to do both in a day, though it helps to be a fast hiker or a runner. I ran them both in 5h32min car to car, but don't expect that time as I tend to be fairly quick in the mountains. I would expect 8-10h for the round trip 18mi. Feel free to PM me with any additional questions.

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