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.
Joined King Tone as he climbed his 1st 14er. Tougher than we expected but we made it. My 12th 14er.
Saw absolutely no one the entire way, and on a holiday weekend!
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.
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.
Fun hike, beautiful area. Met very nice couple on summit and hiked down with them.
See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_yale
Did this with a partner and my dog, Osita. Cloudy day up top but weather not too bad.
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.
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!!
Nice hike, beautiful weather. Rode bike from campground up to cottonwood pass the day before.
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.
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.
Reclimbed with Benjamin (11- my middle child) 7/30/16 who did great. Wonderful trail and scenery. I am super proud of him!
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.
Nice ridge to the top.
steep hike to a cool summit.
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.
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.