Ascent of Wetterhorn Peak on 1996-07-21

Climber: Larry Versaw

Others in Party:Aaron
Date:Sunday, July 21, 1996
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wetterhorn Peak
    Elevation:14015 ft / 4271 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second of two fourteener climbs today. Thanks to Aaron's driving his Toyota 4x4, we were able to make it to both trailheads in time to do these two spectacular climbs in a single day. We were in good climbing shape that summer! Alan didn't go all the way to the summit on Wetterhorn. He was in good shape too, but preferred to stay down lower and do some birding while Aaron and I pushed on for the summit.

I remember the meadows being very pretty on the descent, and having a sense of accomplishment for bagging this rather complex, challenging peak, especially after having climbed Uncompahgre the same morning.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Route:southeast ridge
    Trailhead:Matterhorn Creek Trailhead  
Descent Statistics

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