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The Little Matterhorn is the impressive chunk of rock jutting from the far end of the eastern ridge of Knobtop Mountain. Its eastern flanks are strewn with large cliff bands, while its west ridge holds a nice 4th class scramble to the summit. It seems there is much exploring to be done on this peak, with only a couple of established routes to the summit...one being the west ridge and another documented in Gillett's High Peaks guide of the Northeast Face Direct (II, 5.7). A large cliff band below the east face harbors some impressive lines as well. If anyone else knows of other routes that have been established on this peak, please feel free to add them.
There are three ways to approach the Little Matterhorn, the first two of which start at Bear Lake.
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North Pillar Left 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Little Matterhorn
Begin in a prominent gully that splits the left side of the north face. Scramble up the gully until it turns to 5th class. Step right on to a grassy ledge with a nice crack for an anchor.Pitch 1: (5.7, 140 feet) Zig-zag up the face above, trending slightly to the right. Traverse right under a roof, then head straight up a left facing corner to find another nice belay ledge with a splitter hand crack for an anchor. Pitch 2: (5.7 R, 140 feet) Jam the nice hand crack straight off the belay for 40 f...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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