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MountainHikerCODenny Gulch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 1989


This was my first climb of Yale. It was via Denny Gulch. This was the route featured in "A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners" by Borneman & Lampert before it was closed for environmental concerns. The standard route became Denny CREEK a little to the west.
Posted Feb 7, 2008 10:13 pm

tomlaurenSouthwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2004


Hiked the Southwest Slopes from Denny Creek Trailhead. Jogged most of the way back to the trailhead. Why? I was reading about the Mighty Mountain Mega Marathon and was trying to "get a good time." I've grown up since then.
Posted Jan 29, 2008 8:01 pm

GroundControlMount Yale, Summer 2003  Sucess!


Wow, a great physical challenge on a beautiful summer day...
Posted Jan 13, 2008 10:07 am

wlstoneWest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2007


Summited on an unseasonably pleasant day. Incredible views.
Posted Nov 5, 2007 11:27 pm

mnicholsDenny Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007


Went with a friend while there was still a bit of snow on top of Yale. Wanted to see how I could handle another 14er after Bierstadt-Sawtooth-Evans the day before. Felt pretty good, especially with the glissade/plunge-stepping for about 800-1000ft of elevation loss on the way down.
Posted Sep 23, 2007 4:05 pm

HylianHero#17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2003


Climbed with my Dad. One of the best maintained trails I've ever seen. It was a highway climbing up and down though, but still good views of the rest of the Sawatch.
Posted Sep 17, 2007 9:19 pm

GeorgeJamesSouthwest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Left the Denny Creek Trailhead near 3am, gained the summit ridge right at daybreak. Perfect timing, but brr! Should have dressed warmer! Pretty steep trail, really fun summit ridge, and great views.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 8:23 pm

ouray19Yale  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007


My first 14'er for 2007. Could not have been a more perfect day!
Posted Aug 19, 2007 12:09 pm

The Lower MarmotDenny Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

The Lower Marmot

Nice climb, i found the summit ridge pretty enjoyable.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 11:13 am

leftfieldVisiting the 14ers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007


We were in the area intending to climb Quandary Peak but the logistics didn't work out. Mount Yale looked accessible and doable...so we did. Is it less crowded not on a weekend?
Posted Aug 9, 2007 9:47 pm

I like it on topDenny Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2006

I like it on top

Good winter climb. Windy and cold above treeline. Awesome views from the summit.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 3:15 pm

slowbutsteadySummit boulders scary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1996


Left Denny creek TR at 6:15am. Lite snow covered switchbacks on trail to summit ridge. It is nice to be able to follow a more experienced climber who passes you! Right side of summit ridge gets my vote. Summit 11:35AM
Posted Jul 26, 2007 11:13 pm

taw6644Finishing the Job  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007


Tried this mountain last year, but weather kicked us off. Not this time. Complete opposite weather compared to last year. Clear skies forever. We could see Pikes and Snowmass from up top. Im so pumped that we finally did it.
Posted Jul 19, 2007 8:01 pm

Midlife MountaineerAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Midlife Mountaineer

Beautiful day, more difficult than I anticipated.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 4:28 pm

Scott RogersWoohoo  Sucess!

Scott Rogers

My first backpacking adventure when I was 11
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:28 pm

heather14Perfect Day on Yale  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007


Could not have asked for a better day! A little breezy on the summit ridge, but still great!
Posted Jun 17, 2007 10:27 pm

Mots010Yale  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007


One of the shorter Sawatch range 14'ers hikes, but one of the most impressive looking. Some snow on the ascent, but most could be avoided. A nice combo of plunge-stepping and glissading from about 13,700 to 13,000 eased the descent a bit. Snow did not soften much so ice axe recommended. Runout was rocky in places.
Posted Jun 11, 2007 5:53 pm

ppergandeSnow & Thunder  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007


First 14er of the year. I ascended the Southwest Slopes for Denny Creek. The trail was hard to follow on account of all the snow. Especially above tree line, but it was easy to make your own route. I made a direct shot for the summit @ approximately 13,000' up a small couloir (with crampons & axe). At the summit the weather was great except for the building thunder storms (10:30am). They built faster than I expected and I had to hall ass off the summit. A great one day spring hike!!!
Posted May 1, 2007 9:50 am

Sarah SimonSo, how 'bout that summit block  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2001

Sarah Simon

Creepy final summit block.
Posted Apr 19, 2007 7:35 pm

Anya JingleVia Southwest Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003

Anya Jingle

A pleasant hike to an impressive looking peak. We managed to descend below the treeline before it started to rain and thunder. To my surprise, many people were still heading up at that time. The slideshow from our day up there is here: Mount Yale via southwest Slopes
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:28 am

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