Ascent of Matterhorn on 2014-09-15

Climber: Lane Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, September 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:10838 ft / 3303 m

Ascent Trip Report

See my report on Cougar Peak. The ridge to the Matterhorn, viewed from Cougar Peak is an eye-opener. It actually seems to be in two sections, one jagged and formidable, and the other smooth walking. The 1.6 mile hike from peak to peak took me two hours. The summit is flat, about the size of a queen-size mattress, with sheer drops on east and south. The log is in a nice mail box, and I noted that the previous entry was a month earlier, and only a few groups had signed in this year.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1336 ft / 406 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1241 ft / 377 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:865 ft / 263 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 239 ft / 73 m; Extra: 626 ft / 190m
    Loss on way in:626 ft / 190 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Saddle from Cougar Peak
    Start Trailhead:Cougar Peak  10599 ft / 3230 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:615 ft / 187 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 144 ft / 44 m; Extra: 471 ft / 143m
    Gain on way out:471 ft / 143 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Saddle to Square Top
    End Trailhead:Square Top  10694 ft / 3259 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Jarbidge ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cougar Peak2014-09-154769 ft / 1454 m
2Matterhorn2014-09-151336 ft / 407 m
3Square Top2014-09-15471 ft / 144 m
Total Trip Gain: 6576 ft / 2005 m    Total Trip Loss: 6740 ft / 2054 m

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