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foreverwildBirthday Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2004


Summited on my birthday as a present to myself after two failed winter attempts.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 12:44 am

Joel HopperRoute Climbed: SW slopes Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!

Joel Hopper

I climbed with my brother/SP member Woodie Hopper. Great summit day.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 5:50 pm

KieferRoute Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!


It took me 7 hours to reach the summit. Exceptionally windy and cold. I was the only one up there all day.

I took a couple of rocks and used them as brakes as I sledded down the massive snowfield on the West side. Natually, I got off trail and lost. I hiked down to the creek and followed it out to the road and walked back up the road a few hundred meters to the truck.

A very fun day.
Posted Jan 27, 2006 3:49 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: SW route Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!


Very nice mountain. Short, steep, and direct SW route. Nice class 2/3 summit ridge with fun blocks to scramble around. Good views of other Collegiate peaks.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 5:30 pm

barrattRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: 8/13/04  Sucess!


Joined King Tone as he climbed his 1st 14er. Tougher than we expected but we made it. My 12th 14er.
Posted Jan 19, 2006 9:29 pm

chicagotransplantRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!


Saw absolutely no one the entire way, and on a holiday weekend!
Posted Jan 9, 2006 8:10 pm

rkymtnRoute Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!


My wife and I climbed this with our dog on our first wedding anniversary. It was colder than anticipated, but a great outing with excellent views. To the best of our knowledge, this was our adopted dog’s first 14er.
Posted Jan 8, 2006 11:42 pm

1mverticalRoute Climbed: SW Slopes Date Climbed: July 29th, 2005  Sucess!


This climb was done in total darkness, with clouds completely socking us in. The route has changed quite a bit over the years, but is straight forward. The trail is well marked and easy to follow.
Posted Jan 6, 2006 1:29 pm

CODaveRoute Climbed: Southwest Slope Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!


Fun hike, beautiful area. Met very nice couple on summit and hiked down with them.
Posted Dec 30, 2005 12:19 pm

LSRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 28-aug-2005  Sucess!


See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_yale
Posted Dec 26, 2005 4:25 pm

jclementsRoute Climbed: Standard, Southwest Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!


Did this with a partner and my dog, Osita. Cloudy day up top but weather not too bad.
Posted Dec 22, 2005 7:35 pm

cowboypeteRoute Climbed: Denney Creek Date Climbed: September 9, 2005  Sucess!
Camped at Collegiate peaks campground & got an early start. It was a nice hike throught the forest. Switchbacks above treeline were steep and grueling. Storms came in fast. We just got over the saddle ridge befor 80+ mph winds and hail hit. After 30 minutes made our way to the summit in high winds and snow/sleet mix. Lots of fast moving clouds limited visibility. It took 9 hours total. mostly because of conditions. Still a fun hike.
Posted Nov 12, 2005 12:16 am

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Traverse of yale, harvard, princeton Date Climbed: July '05  Sucess!


Boring hike.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 3:16 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: From Denny Creek TH Date Climbed: Saturday September 17, 2005  Sucess!


Started up at 7:10AM on a very nice trail through the trees, the wind started just above tree line. Heavy gusts at the saddle near the summit ridge. Reached the top at 9:55 stayed about 15 mins (too windy), got back down to the TH at 12:28PM. My 21st 14'er.........sweet!!
Posted Sep 17, 2005 10:01 pm

petersbikeRoute Climbed: standard trail from Denny creek TH Date Climbed: 7/05  Sucess!


Nice hike, beautiful weather. Rode bike from campground up to cottonwood pass the day before.
Posted Sep 10, 2005 1:29 pm

granddeityRoute Climbed: southwest slopes Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!
Longer than expected hike, summited at 1130 in the midst of thunderstorms all around. Did not have a chance to see much of the view from the top.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 3:17 am

shanahan96Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 24, 2005  Sucess!


did not see this one coming. long, tedious ridge with lots of boulder hopping and obstacle dodging. dropped down to the mascot saddle and had to tree hop throught the woods to avalanche gulch. good fun......wouldn't trade it for the world.

Posted Aug 27, 2005 6:36 pm

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: SW slopes Date Climbed: Summer '98  Sucess!

Woodie Hopper

Nice climb
Posted Aug 25, 2005 1:23 am

shansenRoute Climbed: East Ridge / Descent East Flanke Date Climbed: July 29, 2005  Sucess!


On a beautiful summer day with no afternoon thunderstorms, conditions are perfect for a fun ridge run. No snow on the route, and we descended the curving east flank (which drops towards the kroenke lake route saddle and then bends due east) and then dropped down the aspen filled gully to the lake to regain the standard route.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 11:18 pm

HeatherFRoute Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: August 1, 2004  Sucess!


Nice ridge to the top.
Posted Jul 25, 2005 6:02 pm

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