Ypsilon Mountain Climber's Log
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|Nelson||Route Climbed: Donner Ridge Date Climbed: July 31, 2004|
|Climbed with SP'er Andy, in what turned out to be a long day.|
Gerry Roach, we take back all the bad things we said about you. You were right: one should not attain the ridge too early during the ascent. Conversely, one should not stay on the ridge too long during the descent. We discovered that as we attempted to follow the ridge all the way down to Spectacle Lakes. It didn't go. We were cliffed out some 500 feet above the lakes, looking at a scary traverse with a possible 90 foot fall in order get to where we needed to be.
Reclimbed part of the ridge then tried descending a different west facing gully. It first appeared that we were cliffed out here also, but then Andy found a steep, narrow shute that had a chance. An old belay anchor at the top did not look like a good sign, but we managed to downclimb it, thus avoiding a 1,500' re-ascent late in the day.
We were tired but satisfied when we returned to the car after 13 hours on the trail, 12-14 miles and 5000' elevation gain.
During the course of the day we saw about a dozen other people and 35 bighorn sheep.
|Posted Aug 1, 2004 1:35 pm|
|georgbetsy||Route Climbed: from chiquita Date Climbed: July 2003|
|Climbed Mount Ypsilon to acclimate for Longs Peak. Saw some bighorn sheep on the way down close the "The Whale". Met a great gentleman from New York that was practicing for a Europe glacier trip. It was great to hear about his experience in South America and around the world.|
|Posted May 4, 2004 11:29 pm|
|jeffgun||Route Climbed: S/W Ridge Date Climbed: October 26, 2003|
|Combined this with Chapin and Chiquita for a pretty good hike.|
|Posted Nov 15, 2003 4:46 pm|
|Jim Clarke||Route Climbed: Blitzen Ridge Date Climbed: July 28 2003|
|Fun scramble with an occassional rock pitch...we stayed as high on the aces as possible and perhaps encountered a 5.7 pitch, then descended the Donner Ridge (a worthwhile climb as well) for those who want a more relaxing way, you could station a car at the base of Mt. Chapin on the old Fall River Road.|
|Posted Sep 30, 2003 1:18 pm|
|smudge||Route Climbed: From Chapin Pass Date Climbed: Every Summer in July|
|I love this mountain...I have climbed it many times, and will climb it many more, Im sure. It's just a beautiful trail, and you can be back in Estes in plenty of time for lunch. A nice short day, in a very beautiful place!|
|Posted Aug 22, 2003 7:40 pm|
|miztflip||Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge, Mummy Mania Date Climbed: July 7, 2003 and Sept. 4, 2003|
|Great views of the Mummy Range with no one in sight.|
I completed Gerry Roach's Mummy Mania traverse which takes in Chapin, Chaquita, Ypsilon, Fairchild, Hagues and Mummy over 16 miles and 5700 vertical feet. Highly recommended for those seeking abuse and solitude.
|Posted Jul 17, 2003 5:22 pm|