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Ascent of Wetterhorn Peak on 2008-07-02

Climber: Patrick Lilly

Others in Party:Trisha Conlon
Date:Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wetterhorn Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14015 ft / 4271 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a simple hike/climb via the standard SE ridge route. The route was almost entirely snow-free. We took crampons, but never used them. We only used our ice axes to glissade on the way down. We left the Matterhorn Creek TH just about sunrise (5:45 MDT) and got to the summit at five minutes to ten. Glorious weather in the morning, but rain was moving in by noon. Spent 50 min. on the summit. We got back to the TH just before it hit--1:35 pm. 7.15 miles, about 3,400 ft. vertical. A fabulous summit. Fourteener #35 for me, #32 for Trisha.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3295 ft / 1004 m
    Route:Matterhorn Creek, SE ridge
    Trailhead:Matterhorn Creek TH  10720 ft / 3267 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 50 Minutes



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