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 Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  nkan02
 Date of Information:  12/28/2013
 Date Posted:  12/28/2013

Conditions update for Denny Creek route the day before tipped the scale for Avalanche Gulch route for our attempt. Were very pleased to discover a well established trench to the saddle, which our sizable group greatly enhanced. Many thanks to Jim/Yikes and whoever came before us for establishing a trench. Mellow terrain to the saddle, no snow instabilities encountered en route. Started late, departed TH @8 am, but made great time. The ridge is long, with many false summits. The group of three (out of about 10) ended up summitting for RT of 9.5 hrs. Go get it!

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  • Comments or Questions

Thanks for the footprints     2013-12-29 16:04:22
I was among the group of 3 following behind you guys. Nice to meet you!


u r welcome     2013-12-29 16:20:31
Did you guys get snowed on your descent? Glad to hear you made it back down safely. Our last half hour was in the dark. Thankfully, it was very straightforward.


Nah     2013-12-29 19:14:31
No snow. Pretty strait forward route after 10+ people stomped in a trench, to be sure. The crux was definitely getting started for us, as we were an hour behind your 8am self described late start. We enjoyed the ”Florida” graphics somebody carved into the snow too.


lol     2013-12-29 19:30:18
about Florida graphics. We saw that too.

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