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Dan LeonhardGreat Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2004

Dan Leonhard

One of the best experiences I have had on a mountain. Great views, great climb!
Posted Aug 13, 2006 4:00 am

markhyamsfrom Chiquita  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

markhyams

Third peak on the Mummy Mania tour. It is fun to look down the Y couloirs.
Posted Jul 25, 2006 3:43 am

KieferChapin Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Kiefer

Finally! After years of trying to get back here and do it. I was on top by 8:00am and hiked straight through a herd of Elk!
The one young Stag of the herd came to within 15 feet of me!! It was unbelievable. A moment I will not forget.
Posted Jul 22, 2006 8:43 am

boisedocNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 1987

boisedoc

Nice climb from Fall River Road in combination with Chiquita
Posted Jul 19, 2006 4:34 am

altitude14erYpsilon - R.M.N.P.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2004

altitude14er

This climb is really easy when hiked from Fall River Road in R.M.N.P. The night before I climbed this it snowed a little bit up high and added to the scenery. This mountain usually seems to have some Elk hanging out on it and provides a nice view of Long's Peak from the North
Posted Mar 17, 2006 3:54 pm

Mountain JimRoute Climbed: Blitzen Ridge Date Climbed: May 1966  Sucess!

Mountain Jim

We did the 1st ascent of a variation on Blitzen Ridge.

We climbed the lower "Y" couloir for about three or four hundred feet and then traversed to the ridge on an exposed ledge system that joins the ridge just west of the "Four Aces".

I've summited Ypsilon 5 more times since by various other routes.
Posted Feb 5, 2006 8:20 pm

kentonRoute Climbed: SW slopes Date Climbed: Oct 1 2005  Sucess!

kenton

Part of Chapin, Chiquita & Ypsilon
Posted Jan 1, 2006 4:30 pm

Bill ReedRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: July 22nd 2001  Sucess!

Bill Reed

My 2nd climb of Ypsilon, Chris's 1st. Used some oxygen after Chris's last experience on Mt Toll. Were able to burn up the mountain beating the approaching storms.
Posted Dec 7, 2005 9:56 pm

jennakateRoute Climbed: Southwest Ridge, descended near Fay Lakes to Lawn Lake Trailhead Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

jennakate

My hiking buddies and I attempted the Mummy Mania, or Mummy Marathon as we call it. We didn't quite finish because my friend fell on some snow on the saddle between Ypsilon and Fairchild and broke his arm. We made a group decision not to climb anymore and bushwacked many miles to the Lawn Lake Trailhead. If that wasn't enough, we got hailed on for over an hour and saw a bear. Someday, I would like a rematch with the Mummy's.
Posted Oct 8, 2005 10:54 pm

iceisniceRoute Climbed: y-Couloir Date Climbed: Nov '04  Sucess!

iceisnice

Great climb. Middle section was a pitch of wasy mixed climbing (M3ish?) and the rest was easy couloir climbing. Great solo climb if you feel good on mixed ground.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 10:28 pm

ChrisRoute Climbed: Mummy Mania Date Climbed: 24-Sep-05  Sucess!

Chris

Peak #3 of our Mummy Mania trip. Did this with pksander. Long, but fun day. The Y couloir looked sweet... need to come back for that...
Posted Sep 26, 2005 12:14 am

pksanderRoute Climbed: Mummy Mania! Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

pksander

Part of the Mummy Mania traverse completed with Chris Gerber. A very, very long day. See my trip report for more...
Posted Sep 25, 2005 3:01 pm

slowpokeRoute Climbed: From chapin and chiquita Date Climbed: August 25, 2005  Sucess!

slowpoke

Climbed as part of Chapin, Chiquita Ypsilon traverse. Had all three summits to myself. Very windy up there. Met a few others on the way down who had turned back.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 2:13 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: Chapin Trailhead Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

Unbelievable views down towards the spectacle lakes. This peak is the highest I have been so far. It was eerie to look down at the Donner Ridge, where the park ranger had died just days before.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 11:35 am

ajonesTexasRoute Climbed: Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon Date Climbed: 7/4/2002  Sucess!

ajonesTexas

Great hike
Posted Jul 24, 2005 1:12 am

mtnsavyRoute Climbed: Blitzen Ridge Date Climbed: 2004  Sucess!
Fun but LONG alpine adventure.
Posted Jun 21, 2005 2:45 am

shknbkeRoute Climbed: from Chapin Pass Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

shknbke

climbed Ypsilon as part of the Mummy Mania traverse as described by Roach. Beautiful mountain with great views.
Posted Jun 19, 2005 11:39 pm

ktiffany22Route Climbed: Old Fall River Road Date Climbed: Sept 2002  Sucess!

ktiffany22

This was my first ever hike in Colorado. Having come from KS less than a week before, can you say: "NEED OXYGEN?!" Seriously, it kicked my butt from the get-go... my competitive drive kept me trekkin. We first summited Mount Chapin, then Chiquita, then Ypsilon. The group started 20 strong, was 18 after Chapin, and was only 10 by the time we hit Ypilson. Yep, I wasn't the only one from SEA LEVEL in the crew! As I look back at this day, I laugh. I hiked in normal tennis shoes, and CARRIED (no pack) 2 nalgene bottles. Yep, I've come a LONG way baby! Enjoy it!
Posted Jun 11, 2005 10:01 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Mummy Mania Date Climbed: September 18, 2004  Sucess!

RyanS

Ypsilon isn't the most fun we had during Mummy Mania, but it is the peak I'm most likely to repeat. I must get to Spectacle Lakes someday!
Posted Sep 28, 2004 11:27 am

dunking_deutschmanRoute Climbed: Chapin Pass Date Climbed: September 10, 2004  Sucess!

dunking_deutschman

The clouds broke after descending from Chiquita and afforded some cool views of Ypsilon, but the clouds returned when we were 10 minutes from the summit and didn't break up for about 2 hours. There was about 2-3 inches of fresh snow on and around the summit above 13,000 feet or so.
Posted Sep 20, 2004 11:14 pm

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