Mount Yale Climber's Log

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mirhash - Oct 12, 2009 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

Early start  Sucess!

Started really early (woke up at the campsite around 3:45 am) but it was well worth it. Saw the sunrise at 14,000!


MRoyer4 - Sep 30, 2009 5:47 pm

Colorado Trail Side Trip  Sucess!

Scrambled up the ridge from where the Colorado Trail passes by. A nice side trip, although my stashed thru-hike pack was chewed on by a marmot while we were heading up.


sevenvii - Sep 27, 2009 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Denny Creek  Sucess!

Nice climb on a cool September morning. Bluebird day with a chilly breeze at the top. Left TH at 6:40 and reached summit 10:05, lots of nice fellow hikers on the trail.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Sep 12, 2009 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009

Denny Creek  Sucess!

I made the mistake of going trail running two days before this hike. Ouch. The whole way down was torture. Nice peak, though.


JustinShapiro - Sep 11, 2009 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2008

Can't even remember  Sucess!

Can't even remember the hike up there, only the summit.


mountainloverCO - Aug 16, 2009 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Denny Creek  Sucess!

A relatively easy Sawatch 14er with a pleasant few first miles through the trees followed by a steep grind up to the summit ridge. The ridge required more talus-hopping and scrambling than I had expected, which made it a ton of fun. Easily the best part of the hike.


MattK - Aug 13, 2009 8:24 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2009

Yale  Sucess!

Wife, dog and I via the East Ridge. Great climb and we saw no one else all day. Headed over to Mascot and then preceeded to have a miserable descent. Shoulda followed the east ridge of Mascot back to the trail rather than heading south!


pyerger - Jul 31, 2009 3:08 pm

Yale  Sucess!


Chad Couch

Chad Couch - Jul 24, 2009 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2005

Denny Creek  Sucess!

With Ian and Jeremy; A more "airy" ridge than I expected, but still very enjoyable.


Pivvay - Jul 17, 2009 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

Mt.Yale East Ridge  Sucess!

Chris, Marni and Turbo up the East Ridge from Avy Gulch trailhead. Camped at CT junction for the night and summited at 9:10am. Really fun route, just a little loose for the doggie.

RC Cola

RC Cola - Jul 13, 2009 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

east ridge unsuccessful!

Tried to get up by the east ridge, but a late start and slow-going got us caught up in a lightning storm.


VermontMike - Jul 13, 2009 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Denny Creek  Sucess!

Nice day, summited early enough to avoid the crowds.


mattpayne11 - Jul 12, 2009 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Standard  Sucess!

Frosty on the west side of the ridge - be careful up there!

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jul 10, 2009 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

Denny Creek  Sucess!

Standard route via Denny Creek.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 8, 2009 4:12 am

from Denny Creek  Sucess!

easy hike, one of the few fourteeners accessed form a paved road. Duchess as usual ahead of me.


FlatheadJim - Jul 4, 2009 1:29 am

Yale  Sucess!

Bad weather up top


slkrr - Jun 9, 2009 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1989

First attempted 14er

My first attempt at a 14er, back when I was 15. We tried to go up the old Denny Gulch route (before it was closed), but got turned back above timberline by ominous weather. Twenty years later, I still haven't been back, but I will eventually get this one!


justing - Mar 3, 2009 4:09 pm

July 1998  Sucess!

My first mountain.


shknbke - Feb 18, 2009 10:03 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

Denny Creek both times  Sucess!

3/27/04-The first time was in light snow on a very cold, early spring day. We went straight up the wind scoured glade at treeline to avoid avy risk.

2/15/09-Had a nicer day nearly 5 years later via the same route. Traversed over to Mascot and descended s.e. ridge of Mascot, which is not recommended with a bunch of unconsolidated snow! See TR.


SarahThompson - Feb 16, 2009 10:55 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2006

Twice  Sucess!

4/16/06 - Standard route from Denny Creek. Stomach deep postholing in wet spring snow made for very slow going. Made an out and back trip to "Mascot" from Yale before heading down.

2/15/09 - Winter ascent via Denny Creek TH, slight modification to standard summer route to avoid avy slopes. Traversed to "Mascot" and descended to the Avalanche Gulch TH (had a car shuttle set up).

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