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The route description begins from the campsite coordinates provided and assumes a backpack trip up the Middle Fork. Mileage and elevation gain is measured from that campsite, which is just south of where the main trail begins to leave the drainage and turns east toward the 12,595 ft. pass.
There’s not much to say about the route here. You can see UN13,377 and UN13,206 at the head of the valley as you walk south up valley, by the northern slopes of the Heisshorn, gazing apprehensively at it’s precipitous north face. Continue walking into the upper basin on easy tundra. Then walk more steeply up to the saddle between UN 13,377 and 13,206. At that easy saddle, you will be greeted by an impressive view of the north side of Wetterhorn Peak, with its rugged cliffs and sheer walls. You can get some impressive photos here if the weather cooperates. Begin hiking up to the summit along the ridge. Some prominent rock formations on the ridge may cause you to stay left and follow a natural contour to a saddle that leads to the final, summit approach. The remainder of the hike to the summit, is without difficulty over tundra and rock.
Of note: In 2005, we found a summit register with an individual who signed in and indicated they had climbed UN13,377 by traversing from the Heisshorn summit along the ridge. That ridge traverse looks quite complicated and impressive. We do not recall who made that entry.
Once you've summited UN13,377, then return as you came or head west and northwest back along the connecting ridge over to UN13,206.
Another alternate approach would be this: From the suggested Base Campsite, locate the "Coxcomb Trail #132 that splits off from the main Middle Fork Trail, crossing the creek and heading SW. This Coxcomb Trail is near where the Middle Fork trail turns east away from the creek to climb to a pass. Follow the Coxcomb Trail which will land you on a saddle between Coxcomb and 13,092. Walk SE along the ridge crest over 13,092, then over 13,206 to continue on to 13,377.