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 Peak(s):  Mt. Yale  -  14,196 feet
 Post Date:  08/31/2007
 Date Climbed:   08/31/2007
 Posted By:  Flatland Biker

 Mt. Yale - West Slope Denny Creek   

I would echo what has been said many times as I cite this website for not leaving anything out of sight on the standard route up Mt. Yale. The trail is exactly like is says.

I would remind you that just because it is the easiest route and billed as the standard route, that does not mean it is easy. It is steep and everyone hiking it today was moving slowly.

The saddle to the top along the ridge could use some "bulls-eyes" or "fried eggs" to mark the way. That would keep hikers/climbers from getting hurt.

Always hike the route exactly like Bill has presented it on 14ers.com. Don‘t take short-cuts. Some people went straight down at the west of the summit and got into trouble. It is safer and faster to scramble the ridge crest.

Great Hike and Great Day! Took me almost five hours to climb up the 4,300 feet and it was four hours down.

 


  • Comments or Questions (1)
KeithK


Cairns     2010-11-30 10:20:16
”The saddle to the top along the ridge could use some ”bulls-eyes” or ”fried eggs” to mark the way. That would keep hikers/climbers from getting hurt.”

If you reference Greenhouseguy's excellent TR from last month, the route on the ridge is cairned and not too hard to follow...

But I definitely agree, this is a steep and loose hike, and not really easy.



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