Wetterhorn Peak Route Guide – 14er Tips to Succeed

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The southwest ridge Wetterhorn Peak route is a great climb in the southern Colorado Rockies. Following an approach hike through alpine meadows, you’ll ascend through boulder fields and along the ridge before making a few class 3 moves to gain the summit. As you go you’ll pass the “Prow,” a large fin-shaped outcropping just below the summit, a major landmark on this peak. This route is exposed, so if heights aren’t your thing, you may want to pick a less challenging peak. Start planning your climb with my Wetterhorn Peak Route Guide below.

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Wetterhorn Peak Route Guide Fast Facts

Wetterhorn Peak Route Guide - Southwest Ridge

Alex Derr, Creator of The Next Summit

Alex is an Eagle Scout and mountaineer living in Denver, Colorado. He created The Next Summit to help others stay safe exploring the mountains and advocate to preserve the peaks for the future. You can subscribe to his Next Summit Newsletter here.

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