Mount Yale Climber's Log

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sprosseda - Jan 25, 2006 5:30 pm

Route Climbed: SW route Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

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.


barratt - Jan 19, 2006 9:29 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: 8/13/04  Sucess!

Joined King Tone as he climbed his 1st 14er. Tougher than we expected but we made it. My 12th 14er.


chicagotransplant - Jan 9, 2006 8:10 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!

Saw absolutely no one the entire way, and on a holiday weekend!


rkymtn - Jan 8, 2006 11:42 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Slopes Date Climbed: June 26, 2005  Sucess!

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.


1mvertical - Jan 6, 2006 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: SW Slopes Date Climbed: July 29th, 2005  Sucess!

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.


CODave - Dec 30, 2005 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: Southwest Slope Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

Fun hike, beautiful area. Met very nice couple on summit and hiked down with them.


LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: 28-aug-2005  Sucess!

See the trip-report here:


jclements - Dec 22, 2005 7:35 pm

Route Climbed: Standard, Southwest Date Climbed: Summer 2002  Sucess!

Did this with a partner and my dog, Osita. Cloudy day up top but weather not too bad.

cowboypete - Nov 12, 2005 12:16 am

Route Climbed: Denney Creek Date Climbed: September 9, 2005  Sucess!

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.


iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 3:16 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse of yale, harvard, princeton Date Climbed: July '05  Sucess!

Boring hike.


myrone - Sep 17, 2005 10:01 pm

Route Climbed: From Denny Creek TH Date Climbed: Saturday September 17, 2005  Sucess!

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!!


petersbike - Sep 10, 2005 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: standard trail from Denny creek TH Date Climbed: 7/05  Sucess!

Nice hike, beautiful weather. Rode bike from campground up to cottonwood pass the day before.

granddeity - Sep 1, 2005 3:17 am

Route Climbed: southwest slopes Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

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.


shanahan96 - Aug 27, 2005 6:36 pm

Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: August 24, 2005  Sucess!

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.


Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 1:23 am

Route Climbed: SW slopes Date Climbed: Summer '98

Nice climb

Reclimbed with Benjamin (11- my middle child) 7/30/16 who did great. Wonderful trail and scenery. I am super proud of him!


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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