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 Peak(s):  Wetterhorn Peak  -  14,015 feet
 Post Date:  06/15/2011 Modified: 05/27/2014
 Date Climbed:   06/15/2011
 Posted By:  BillMiddlebrook

 Wetterhorn - East Face Ski      

I've had a Trip Report Alert out there for both the Matterhorn Creek TH and Wetterhorn trip reports and was happy to receive the alert on Monday for the Wetterhorn TR by pioletski. The road was open to the end, just the way I like it.

Date: 6/15/2011
Who: Me
Trailhead: Matterhorn Creek
Elevation Gain: 3,300'
Ski Vertical: 2,300'




Up


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Class 3 rapids - be careful!

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Upper east face

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Uncompahgre

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Ugh

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Gaining the southeast ridge

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Above 13,200 on the standard route

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Passing the Prow (left)

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Top of the snow with view of summit



Down


I started the ski at 8:00am and the snow was about as good as it was going to get. It was softening up but very sun-cupped.

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Nice

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Probably should have worn tooth protection

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Smoothing out the snow

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From sun-cupped to sun-cupped PLUS avy debris. Fun!

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Not bad for June

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The ski out was bumpy but fun

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My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




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