Mount Yale Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


ppergande - May 1, 2007 9:50 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2007

Snow & Thunder  Sucess!

First 14er of the year. I ascended the Southwest Slopes for Denny Creek. The trail was hard to follow on account of all the snow. Especially above tree line, but it was easy to make your own route. I made a direct shot for the summit @ approximately 13,000' up a small couloir (with crampons & axe). At the summit the weather was great except for the building thunder storms (10:30am). They built faster than I expected and I had to hall ass off the summit. A great one day spring hike!!!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 19, 2007 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2001

So, how 'bout that summit block  Sucess!

Creepy final summit block.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 23, 2007 6:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003

Via Southwest Slopes  Sucess!

A pleasant hike to an impressive looking peak. We managed to descend below the treeline before it started to rain and thunder. To my surprise, many people were still heading up at that time. The slideshow from our day up there is here: Mount Yale via southwest Slopes


boisedoc - Dec 17, 2006 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1990

steep  Sucess!

The older route was very steep hiking

Mike Mc

Mike Mc - Dec 8, 2006 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Denny Creek  Sucess!

# 24 Quite a bit of early season snow


BalletBoy - Nov 11, 2006 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Denny Creek Route: Perfect Day  Sucess!

Perfect day for a hike up Mount Yale. Everything was a spectacular green at the end of June.


winterfae - Oct 24, 2006 2:01 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Denny Creek  Sucess!

This was my 2nd 14er and was a test on the legs especially on only 2 hours of sleep, but passed the test and made great time. Was a beautiful day, spent a good hour at the top enjoying the view and companionship of fellow hikers, some that I met on the top. Truly enjoy meeting other hikers on summits and hearing their stories and experiences. As for the tired legs, rewarded them with a soak in the hot springs down the road from the collegiate campgrounds!

royswkr - Sep 22, 2006 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1993

Denny  Sucess!

Found new FS trail up gulch the guidebooks said to avoid


lwillson83 - Sep 21, 2006 10:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

My 6th 14er!  Sucess!

Beautiful climb with snow above 12,800 ft.


swm88er - Sep 19, 2006 10:03 pm

Long Ago  Sucess!

I hiked Yale several years ago. I didn’t think it was hard. False summits were frustrating, as I remember


whatisis - Sep 19, 2006 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2006

Perfect Day  Sucess!

What an awesome day. Not too hot, no snow, no wind, and the trees were changing.


awillson - Sep 15, 2006 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Cold snowy climb  Sucess!

There was about a foot of snow at the summit left over from Fridays storm. A little slipery, but a great climb none the less. It was good to see some snow on the peaks.


bjd5578 - Sep 14, 2006 3:36 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

A snowy 20th 14er  Sucess!

After being turned back on Princeton the day before, it felt good to tackle Mt. Yale. This was a tough hike, and the snow above 12,000 feet certainly slowed us down, but it just made the top all the more beautiful! Not a bad way to end the 14er season for me, and my 20th 14er at that!

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