Elevation

14,015 ft / 4,271 m

Prominence

1,635 ft / 498 m

Summits

39 summits

Top climbing months

July   27%

August   22%

September  12%

Most climbed route

Southeast Ridge

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.
"The big day of the trip, started from Matterhorn Creek TH and summited in just over 3 hours. The route is mostly class II slabs with cleaner class III just beyond the prow. Traversed over to Uncompahgre after. Complete TR: http://themtsarecalling.com/wetteruncomp/" - Christopher, Jul 16, 2016
"The grand finale in an epic day. 2nd peak of the day after Uncompahgre. Heat started to wear me down a bit as hit the summit ridge. The scramble up the ridge was straightforward and staircase-like in the final pitch. Huge marmot on the summit... the true king of Wetterhorn." - scott, Jul 9, 2013
"Linked up with Uncompahgre Peak. I stashed a pair of Mountain boots on the trail and returned to find that a marmot had run off with both of them. We found them nearby slightly chewed up." - Yosemike, Jun 22, 2013
"Saw a small moose on the drive up to the TH. There were some clouds as we ascended, but the weather stayed fine. Began hike at 6:25am, peaked at 10:00am, and ended at about 12:45pm. Still a good bit of snow; some fantastic glissading on the descent." - Globetrotter87, Jun 8, 2013

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