Wetterhorn Peak  
Condition Updates  
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2012-06-09, By: arianna2
Info: Beautiful conditions as long as you are hoping for no snow. There were two minor snowfields to walk across but inconsequential. Road conditions good. High clearance needed on the last mile. 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2012-06-04, By: jfaust
Info: Climbed Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn from Matterhorn Creek on on 3 June. Some minor snowfield crossing necessary between the peaks, but nothing serious. The path is hard to follow at night with the snowfields. Snow is not an issue on either peak. 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2012-05-27, By: Zambo
Info: Well, if you like a good healthy Spring snow pack, the peak is in a sad state. If you like Summer time, then Wetterhorn is good to go. We did both Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre from Matterhorn Creek. The approach is bone dry, with some small snow fields starting below the East Face. There is one larger field just below the saddle, but very easily navigated. Post-holing was a minor issue in the afternoon, but nothing major. The scramble and final pitch are 100% dry, and in a Summer state. The East face is drying out quick, with most of the continuous snow long-gone. Pics below, I will put up a TR in the coming days. 
 
Route: East Face
Posted On: 2012-04-07, By: Nelson
Info: The east face is in and it is epic! I left my camp at 5:20 and summitted at 10:40. There is virtually no snow on the ramp or in the summit pitch. You cannot ski from the top. I dropped in below the prow and managed good corn. Two caveats: 1). Corn changes from day to day . Wind and warmer temps in the forecast will make a difference. 2). The Hanson road is closed at Nellie Creek. This means an extra six mile walk each way unless you do what a lot of people were doing and go around the closure to the right. These people were getting up about .4 miles to 10,100 on the North Hanson road on the day I was up there so you would only have an extra two mile walk. Things are melting fast and I‘m sure you will be able to go much farther soon. A trip report with pictures will follow. Enjoy, Nelson Nelson 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2011-10-23, By: dritse
Info: Trail was dry until boulder field. I lost the trail in snow half way through the boulders but able to hop the rocks to stay dry. I picked the trail back up above the boulders, leading up to the ridge. There was very little snow from the start of the ridge to the summit. 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2011-09-27, By: Dathivas
Info: As of Sunday, September 25th, the Southeast Ridge route up Wetterhorn was (almost) perfectly clear of snow. Aside from a 6-foot wide section on the ascent to the saddle, there was no snow on the route, and most importantly the last 1,000 feet of the climb are completely dry! 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2011-09-24, By: flintster
Info: Every even remotely critical part of the trail is dry. No snow except about 50 ft on the (flat) trail at about 12900. Maybe 6 inches deep and totally avoidable if you want. 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2011-08-01, By: Wentzl
Info: Access via Owl Creek Pass to W Fork of the Cimmeron. Wildflowers in Wetterhorn Basin most amazing I have ever seen! 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2011-07-31, By: aerohr
Info: Snow free. No axe needed. Road in good condition. Take the left fork (instead of the rougher right fork) as you pass the campsites right before the upper trailhead. A few very minor stream crossings on the hike - I did the whole hike in trail runners and was able to keep my feet dry. There are 2 campsites at the trailhead, and a bunch of campsites .5 miles in or so. 
 
Route: Southeast Ridge
Posted On: 2011-07-04, By: rleclair
Info: From upper TH, no snow to about 12,500‘. From there, easy snow crossings (was frozen in the AM but a slush pile late AM). Some snow through the labyrinth of rocks but manageable (snowshoes/crampons/axe not required unless glissading (then bring an axe)). Some snow around the yellow dirt section but easily passable. The remainder of the summit approach is relatively snow free. The ramp and staircase are snow free and dry. 

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