Mount Yale Climber's Log

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shansen

shansen - Aug 8, 2005 11:18 pm

Route 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.

HeatherF

HeatherF - Jul 25, 2005 6:02 pm

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

Nice ridge to the top.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:21 pm

Route Climbed: SW Slopes Date Climbed: Oct. 10th 2003  Sucess!

steep hike to a cool summit.

jnoffsinger

jnoffsinger - Jul 17, 2005 11:06 pm

Route Climbed: North Cottonwood Trailhead Date Climbed: June 22, 2005  Sucess!

Left at 4:00 AM. Reached Kroenke Lake at sunrise. Beautiful view. Overshot the trail up to ridge. Renamed Point 13,605 to Ball Point in honor of my alma mater, Ball State University. Our acedemic standards were much lower than Yale! Made the mistake of traversing the south slope to summit. Stay on the ridge to avoid very loose scree. Met Meagan Emmons mother on top. Her daughter holds the record for the youngest to summit all 54 peaks at age 7. Descending the East ridge, which was much safer than western approach. Completed the loop to Silver Creek Trailhead. Long day...11 hours of hiking, but well worth it at the end of the day.

skiitswitch

skiitswitch - Jul 14, 2005 7:43 pm

Route Climbed: from Denny Gulch TH, southwest slopes Date Climbed: July 10, 2005  Sucess!

gorgeous day... trip report to come. Wow, I liked the super-steep straight up section on this mountain. I made summit in about 3 hrs, some others I talked to in about 4.

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 2:50 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: June, 4 2004  Sucess!

13th 14er!

CWFry

CWFry - Jul 11, 2005 5:06 pm

Route Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: 7/1/05  Sucess!

Nice climb, good trainer for some of the harder stuff. Great views. All around good day.

F Bomb

F Bomb - Jun 27, 2005 9:03 am

Route Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Great climb, one of my favorite 14ers thus far. Great views from the summit, fun scrambling from the saddle to the summit. What looked to be a rainy day cleared up and was beautiful. 6.5 hours total time.

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Jun 22, 2005 10:27 am

Route Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: 8/03  Sucess!

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ktiffany22

ktiffany22 - Jun 20, 2005 7:18 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: June 18, 2005  Sucess!

WOW! What an amazing day to climb! There was not a cloud in the sky! It was a WARM hike, and we spent 2 hours on the summit! There's nothing like a beautiful kick back day on the summit of a mountain with good company:-) The glassade down was incredible! Very smooth, good speed, and had fun belly-flopping and going backwards!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Apr 14, 2005 3:10 pm

Route Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: August 29, 2004  Sucess!

Sweet Climb!

James C

James C - Apr 4, 2005 7:17 pm

Route Climbed: Denny Creek Date Climbed: July 6, 2004  Sucess!

Fun Climb. Did more on the legs than I expected. Best part is from the saddle to the summit, the rock hopping is great. Sweet view from summit

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Mar 30, 2005 6:38 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Solo Trip - Steeper than I expected, but a great hike. Reached the summit by 11am and still got caught in rain, thunder, and lightning above and below treeline. Wow, that thunder rocked me! Good times!

altitude14er

altitude14er - Mar 20, 2005 7:56 pm

Route Climbed: Denny Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: 10/2004  Sucess!

Little snow existed this early October and the hike was steep and short

edlins

edlins - Mar 20, 2005 12:51 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: March 19, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful winter day (technically), felt like spring, nice long hike, fun!!

bigwilly

bigwilly - Mar 10, 2005 9:36 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!

My sixth Fourteener. It was the most spectacular view I've ever seen from the summit of a fourteener. It was a beautiful day for the aspens to. A great climb that's well worth the more than 4,000 ft. of climbing.

Asphazell

Asphazell - Mar 1, 2005 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Ridge Date Climbed: November 2003  Sucess!

Nice trail but becomes very steep up to the summit ridge! Some fun scrambling on the ridge heading east to the summit. Many opt to simply go around the scrambling section just below and south of the ridge.

Ratballs

Ratballs - Feb 22, 2005 4:48 pm

Route Climbed: from Avalanche Gulch trailhead via East Ridge Date Climbed: May, 2002  Sucess!

Climbed this as an overnight, with my roomie. We camped on the nub atop the east ridge, at about 12,000 feet. Pitched a tent but didn't use it. We should have, as I was woken in the middle of the night by a pika gnawing on the side of my Thermarest. Bloody rodents: not only did it ruin that night's sleep, but it took me a month to find and patch all the holes.

ColoradoScott

ColoradoScott - Feb 3, 2005 12:38 pm

Route Climbed: South Slopes from Denny Gulch Date Climbed: June 28, 1986  Sucess!

As I remember, it was a beautiful early summer day and once we left the timberline the trail faded out, but we continued up the steep tundra to the saddle south of the summit and then made our way to the top. On the descent we didn't locate the start of the trail at timberline, but found it thru the trees down near the brook where we had left it.

wwells

wwells - Feb 2, 2005 1:17 am

Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: August 3, 2004  Sucess!

Weather conditions deteriorated rapidly once I got onto Yale's steep southwest shoulder. The wind and sleet were challenging, as was the short scramble to the summit. Great views of Harvard, Columbia, and Princeton from the top once the clouds cleared.

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