Mount Yale Climber's Log

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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.

ouray19

ouray19 - Aug 19, 2007 12:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

Yale  Sucess!

My first 14'er for 2007. Could not have been a more perfect day!

The Lower Marmot

The Lower Marmot - Aug 15, 2007 11:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Denny Creek  Sucess!

Nice climb, i found the summit ridge pretty enjoyable.

leftfield

leftfield - Aug 9, 2007 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Visiting the 14ers  Sucess!

We were in the area intending to climb Quandary Peak but the logistics didn't work out. Mount Yale looked accessible and doable...so we did. Is it less crowded not on a weekend?

I like it on top

I like it on top - Aug 1, 2007 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2006

Denny Creek  Sucess!

Good winter climb. Windy and cold above treeline. Awesome views from the summit.

slowbutsteady

slowbutsteady - Jul 26, 2007 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 1996

Summit boulders scary  Sucess!

Left Denny creek TR at 6:15am. Lite snow covered switchbacks on trail to summit ridge. It is nice to be able to follow a more experienced climber who passes you! Right side of summit ridge gets my vote. Summit 11:35AM

taw6644

taw6644 - Jul 19, 2007 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Finishing the Job  Sucess!

Tried this mountain last year, but weather kicked us off. Not this time. Complete opposite weather compared to last year. Clear skies forever. We could see Pikes and Snowmass from up top. Im so pumped that we finally did it.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Jul 8, 2007 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2007

Awesome  Sucess!

Beautiful day, more difficult than I anticipated.

Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers - Jun 25, 2007 8:28 pm

Woohoo  Sucess!

My first backpacking adventure when I was 11

heather14

heather14 - Jun 17, 2007 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

Perfect Day on Yale  Sucess!

Could not have asked for a better day! A little breezy on the summit ridge, but still great!

Mots010

Mots010 - Jun 11, 2007 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Yale  Sucess!

One of the shorter Sawatch range 14'ers hikes, but one of the most impressive looking. Some snow on the ascent, but most could be avoided. A nice combo of plunge-stepping and glissading from about 13,700 to 13,000 eased the descent a bit. Snow did not soften much so ice axe recommended. Runout was rocky in places.

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