Mount Yale Climber's Log

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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).

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


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!

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