Mount Yale Climber's Log

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Panthera uncia

Panthera uncia - Nov 23, 2008 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2008

Beautiful Weather!  Sucess!

The southwest ridge was pretty much snow free and the lack of wind on the summit was nice :)

canichol

canichol - Sep 28, 2008 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1994

Denny Creek TH  Sucess!

Drove from Crested Butte to climb this and then drove back, so the hike isn't very long.

JCantu1044

JCantu1044 - Sep 24, 2008 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Denny Creek SW Slope  Sucess!

Solo hike on a partly cloudy day with many hikers on the trail. The steep hike to the saddle was rewarded with a really fun scramble to the summit. Great view of Harvard and Columbia. Misty rain on the way back but no thunder or lightning. 11th fourteener.

haytraci

haytraci - Sep 10, 2008 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Super Day Out  Sucess!

Yale's ascent was absolutely gorgeous, but very steep in the last couple of miles. The gentle grade during the first portion is deceiving; although knowing the elevation gain, the push to the top was expected. And, again...how did Disser get lost???

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller - Sep 4, 2008 10:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Denny Creek  Sucess!

9 miles round trip

lanagordon

lanagordon - Sep 1, 2008 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008

Denny Creek  Sucess!

Still trying to figure out how the Disser got lost?!??

jeffrawn

jeffrawn - Aug 12, 2008 1:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Denny Creek Standard Route  Sucess!

Pretty steep climb, but very pleasant, scenic hike. Wonderful views on the summit. Badly-eroded trail with lots of scree, above tree line, was disappointing. Great party at the summit - must have been about 20 of us! Interesting that there was no tube/log at the summit.

ElliottDavis

ElliottDavis - Jun 23, 2008 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

West Ridge from valley floor  Sucess!

Started from 8,800'-ish on CR 365 Friday night because I like hiking better than driving. (yeah, I'm a little kooky about that). Camped at Kroenke lake amidst a surprising amount of snow; dry campsites are few up there right now, and 3-6 foot deep snowbanks are plentiful. Went up the West Ridge Saturday morning, with Max and Brangwen, my loyal hounds, in fine form. I was, per usual, merely adequate in comparison to their enthusiasm. There were a bunch of friendly folks at the summit and we stayed for an hour. Ahhh. Brangwen woke a napping boy scout by stepping on his crotch, much to the delight of his companions. Luckily she weights just 37 pounds; the boy's future prospects were not altered. Ran into Bob Mooner from C Springs CMC, whose shelty recently passed on with 32 career 14er summits completed. That's a well-accomplished doggie. Extra kudos to Max, who is 11, on his second 14er; Yale was Brangwen's 4th and my 28th.

Technical note: the ridge looks harder than it is on the way up. You can stick near the crest most of the time - no need to contour around. The hounds did it, and they don't have thumbs.

lilmantis

lilmantis - Jun 9, 2008 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

Yale 08'  Sucess!

Did this one with John Morehead! His 2nd and my 19th. Pretty good day overall. Alot of wind and no rain or snow. I would love a winter ascent of this one. We started at the Denny Creek trailhead and took our time and enjoyed the day and all the scenery.

panhandler

panhandler - May 16, 2008 7:54 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

AMS

Got to the saddle at 13,900' and couldnt hack the altitude any longer. Flew into CO springs at 5 pm the afternoon before, rented a car, drove straight to the mountain and began the climb around 4am. Sea level to 14k took its toll on this one!

Kenneth.alone - Mar 27, 2008 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2004

Strange company  Sucess!

My hiking partner, against my strong warning, wore new sandals 'she just loved' for about the first mile... and blew my socks barefoot for the rest!

Natasha

Natasha - Feb 11, 2008 4:39 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

Long Winter Hike  Sucess!

Went up the standard route. Avy danger was avoidable, despite the recent heavy snows. Road was closed at Avalanche Gulch TH (which added 6 mi RT). Gorgeous weather which helped ease the unpleasantness of being on snowshoes for 14 mi....

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 7, 2008 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Denny Creek  Sucess!

This was my fifth time climbing Yale. We went the now standard Denny Creek route. I have also climbed Yale via the east ridge from Avalanche Gulch trailhead.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Feb 7, 2008 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 1989

Denny Gulch  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Yale. It was via Denny Gulch. This was the route featured in "A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners" by Borneman & Lampert before it was closed for environmental concerns. The standard route became Denny CREEK a little to the west.

tomlauren

tomlauren - Jan 29, 2008 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2004

Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

Hiked the Southwest Slopes from Denny Creek Trailhead. Jogged most of the way back to the trailhead. Why? I was reading about the Mighty Mountain Mega Marathon and was trying to "get a good time." I've grown up since then.

GroundControl

GroundControl - Jan 13, 2008 10:07 am

Mount Yale, Summer 2003  Sucess!

Wow, a great physical challenge on a beautiful summer day...

wlstone

wlstone - Nov 5, 2007 11:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2007

West Slopes  Sucess!

Summited on an unseasonably pleasant day. Incredible views.

mnichols

mnichols - Sep 23, 2007 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Denny Creek Route  Sucess!

Went with a friend while there was still a bit of snow on top of Yale. Wanted to see how I could handle another 14er after Bierstadt-Sawtooth-Evans the day before. Felt pretty good, especially with the glissade/plunge-stepping for about 800-1000ft of elevation loss on the way down.

HylianHero

HylianHero - Sep 17, 2007 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2003

#17  Sucess!

Climbed with my Dad. One of the best maintained trails I've ever seen. It was a highway climbing up and down though, but still good views of the rest of the Sawatch.

GeorgeJames

GeorgeJames - Sep 2, 2007 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Southwest Slope  Sucess!

Left the Denny Creek Trailhead near 3am, gained the summit ridge right at daybreak. Perfect timing, but brr! Should have dressed warmer! Pretty steep trail, really fun summit ridge, and great views.

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