Mount Yale Climber's Log

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shanrickv

shanrickv - May 28, 2006 3:53 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Solo climb. Not a technical climb by any stretch, but for some reason my legs were more tired over the 7 miles of the Southwest slopes than they typically have been on other 14ers. Regardless, there were great views from the summit, especially of neighboring Sawatch 14ers Princeton, Antero, Shavano, Tabaguache, Harvard and Columbia.

scvanm

scvanm - May 21, 2006 11:48 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

Tough 1st 14er of the year.  Sucess!

Coming from lowlander county this was a tough 1st 14er of 2006. Roach was right when he said it would test your legs. Mine are toast. What a great view from the summit! (with Rick and Greg)

ClearSkiesAhead

ClearSkiesAhead - Apr 27, 2006 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2003

From Denny Creek  Sucess!

The hike was longer than I initially thought, but not too bad. Climber with a large group so it took a little longer than it would have otherwise.

km_donovan

km_donovan - Apr 16, 2006 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2002

Denney Creek  Sucess!

The trail on is easy to follow and over hiked and not maintained. For a mid-week climb it was very crowded. There was one large group of kids with some young adult leaders on the trail. Several of the young boys were trying to haul ass up to the summit. It seams that their gas tanks rain low because on my way down having spent 30 minutes on the summit they were still another 45 minutes from the top.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 23, 2006 7:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1968

West Slopes  Sucess!

Climbed from the 4WD road west of the peak.

markhyams

markhyams - Mar 4, 2006 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 1995

E Ridge  Sucess!

Did a big loop on this one, up the east ridge and down the other side. My one and only hitchhike in my life was that day, to get back to my car. Unfortunately it was snowing on top with no visibility. I hear there is a good view.

RMdaytripsgrl

RMdaytripsgrl - Feb 27, 2006 4:19 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2002

Route: SW Slope  Sucess!

Started from Denny Creek with husband Chad on way back from visit to Crested Butte over Memorial Day weekend. (Like we needed that after three full days of camping/mtn biking/fishing?!) A short and sometimes annoyingly steep/loose trail...but a very pretty one. I remember one tricky & somewhat exposed snowfield section...

foreverwild

foreverwild - Feb 21, 2006 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2004

Birthday Climb  Sucess!

Summited on my birthday as a present to myself after two failed winter attempts.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Feb 20, 2006 5:50 pm

Route Climbed: SW slopes Date Climbed: Summer 1998  Sucess!

I climbed with my brother/SP member Woodie Hopper. Great summit day.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Jan 27, 2006 3:49 pm

Route Climbed: West Slopes Date Climbed: June 1998  Sucess!

It took me 7 hours to reach the summit. Exceptionally windy and cold. I was the only one up there all day.

I took a couple of rocks and used them as brakes as I sledded down the massive snowfield on the West side. Natually, I got off trail and lost. I hiked down to the creek and followed it out to the road and walked back up the road a few hundred meters to the truck.

A very fun day.

sprosseda

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

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

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

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

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

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

LS - Dec 26, 2005 4:25 pm

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

See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/mount_yale

jclements

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

iceisnice - Oct 4, 2005 3:16 pm

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

Boring hike.

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