Summited at dusk (6:10pm) coming from Yale. Cool little mountain. Descended in the dark down the southeast ridge.
climbed Mascot after Yale on a windy early spring day, with Jordan W.
Wife, dog and I after Yale. Descended south/southeast. Shoulda headed east back to the CT.
Winter ascent from Yale via Denny Creek with descent of s.e. ridge. It was a major league slip-n-slide descent down that steep ridge down to the AG trailhead. See TR.
Avalanche Gulch Trailhead. We climbed Yale via the east ridge from the Colorado Trail. Then we headed south to Mascot Peak. We followed the E / SE ridge down to below treeline. We dropped off the north side of the ridge to follow the compass back to the Colorado Trail.
4/16/06 - Out & back trip from summit of Mount Yale. Rotten spring snow at its worst. Comical postholing to our chests was very common. I can't believe we even pulled it off since it was such slow going.
2/15/09 - Back for a winter ascent of Yale, much better snow conditions this time! Started at Denny Creek TH, up & over Yale to "Mascot", then down Mascot's SE ridge (which was very unpleasant) to the Avalanche Gulch TH where we had left a vehicle.
Mascot Peak is a great bonus. Summited after summiting Yale. This was a real leg burner. I was the fifth person to sign the summit log in 2006. I wonder how many Yale has seen this year?
A little "extra credit" in the Collegiates
Very nice day. After getting overrun by crowds on Mount Yale's summit, I retired to this relaxing spot and enjoyed the view in peace.