Wonderful hike and a terrific afternoon with amazing views and lots of wildlife. On top of Chapin be sure to head back west and look down at the spires. Be careful not to descend to much on the way back from Ypsilon in order to pick up the trail between Chiquita and Chapin.
Went the boring way up
dont blame me for not doing the class 4 ridges when I was a littlun'
Soloed the first three aces. roped up for the 4rth and headwall. Great day out. solid rock. and did I say this is an amazing climb?
Surprised to see the Y Couloir not listed as a route for this peak. Nevertheless, this was a fun climb, a little steep, but cool. RMNP has so many great mtns...
Peak 3 of 8, did a variation of "Mummy Mania" we dubbed "Mummy Masochism" because we tacked 2 bushwhack 11ers on to the end. Appx 19 miles, 7000 vertical - climbed Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon, Fairchild, Hagues, Mummy, Tileston and Bighorn.
1. A dance involving a rhythmical, heavy step.
Had the peak to myself...beautiful
Hiked Chiquita & Ypsilon (Skipped Chapin because storms were coming in). Had the summits to myself, excepting marmots.
Great views on this hike.
Most sustained alpine scenery I have encountered in a while. Got VERY windy in the afternoon. Saw bighorn sheep on the Fall River Road.
A great great peak. Best of the CCY peaks and also the highest
Very windy & cold. Great views all around.
I climbed Mount Ypsilon as the final summit of the day after climbing Mount Chapin and Mount Chiquita. Make sure you're acclimatised well, otherwise you'll feel the altitude...
The final summit from Chiquita and Chapin. A beautiful day. There is more or less a trail to the first summit, Chapin
Finished up the CCY trek by reaching Ypsilon's summit at 10:20am
Dark clouds started forming at 11:00 and we hoofed it back down.
We got pelted by a rain/sleet storm by the time we got back to the Chiquita-Chapin ridge which was actually kind of fun. Overall a great outing!
Passed the two parties that were ahead of us, and had the summit to ourselves for a minute or two, until a helmeted climber reached the top from a ridge climb. His route made my hike seem like child's play. Summit was excellent for views, but got crowded very quickly at an early hour.
Hiked up Chapin, Chiquita and Ypsilon. We had perfect weather and fantastic views all around. My third Colorado Thirteener. The view down to the Spectacle Lakes is awesome!
Hiked up Chapin, Chiquita and Ypsilon. Beautiful day. Still some snow on the ground, but not enough to be much of a problem. Started and finished at the Chapin Pass trailhead.