I was just up there two days ago via the east ridge and after a recent snow dump the ridge was way too dangerous to attempt. Massive couloirs, 100mph winds, etc. We were postholing and bushwhacking all the way up to the ridge so we definitely got a phenomenal work out anyway! I will try again in summer or maybe go up the southwest ridge.
the dog crash with me on his first 14er and had a blast!
Absolutely atrocious avalanche conditions. We were not deterred from a summit. No Darwins awarded.
Ran up Yale in the morning and then drove over to Huron. Long day, but very nice weather.
Great scrambling fun but windy.
An absolutely beautiful trip, weather perfect, could'nt have been a better trip.
Baaa. After summitting Mt. Elbert yesterday, then partying with a bunch of hippies in the woods near the Denny Creek trailhead in the wee hours of the morning, I did Yale as a run-up with only a small water bottle. Virtually no views thanks to persistent fog.
Very hard day, west up east ridge and couldn't get out of scree. Started down southwest slopes and got into another scree slope. The views were amazing though.
That was fun. Loved the views from the summit!
Beautiful climb up the east ridge. If you don't mind sacrificing a slightly longer day for no crowds and some decent exposure with fun scrambling, you have to take this route.
Hiked to the summit of Mount Yale starting from Denny Creek TH. Nice weather, great views!
That ridge must hold the world record for false summits. Crappy conditions below timberline (mud bog with slush-drifts), but nice day otherwise. Trip report
Beautiful Day. 1st 14er of the season. Some snow on the route which make for some tough going in a few spots. Fun glissade on the way down. 25th Official Colorado 14er. Matt was my climbing partner.
Approached on west face, via snow slope right below the summit. Snow storm and 40-50 mph winds hit us on the summit, so we didn't stick around long.
Plenty of snow and wind up high, combined Mascot for a nice early spring outing with Jordan W. It was my second ascent of Yale.
Don't really remember too much about it.
Met some new friends on the standard route. Incredible hike!
Brought a friend up for his first 14er. Steep route, beautiful surroundings.
Ver nice hike, steep and long but good one.
2nd time July 06, 2014
Fun trip to take while on the Colorado Trail, nice to go all the way to the top instead of just over a saddle.