Elevation

14,015 ft / 4,272 m

#71 in Colorado

#118 in United States

Prominence

1,635 ft / 498 m

#95 in Colorado

#1,350 in United States

Summits

56 summits

#48 in Colorado

#667 in United States

Top climbing months

July   29%

August   22%

June   14%

Most climbed route

Southeast Ridge via Matterhorn Creek

Class 3

Highlights

  • Wetterhorn Peak is Colorado 14er in the Uncompahgre Wilderness of the northern San Juan Mountains.
  • Named after the famous Wetterhorn in the Swiss Alps.
  • It's a pointed rock spire slightly resembling its namesake peak, whose shape contrasts with the broad bulk of the nearby higher 14er Uncompahgre Peak.
  • The standard route on Wetterhorn Peak is the southeast ridge and involves some exposed scrambling Class 3/4 on the ridge itself.
  • The nearby east face is considered a high-quality advanced snow climb or extreme ski descent.
1 summit • 7.3 mi • 3,134 ft gain • 6 hr 56 min

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