Peak(s):  Mt. Yale  -  14,196 feet
Post Date:  04/13/2009
Date Climbed:   04/11/2009
Posted By:  Perea


 Supplemental trip report Yale  

I'm at work so I'll be short and sweet. My pics don't compare to USAKELLER'S but for those looking to do this climb soon the information may be helpful.

We left Denver friday night and slept in Buena Vista at the local motel where rooms were very inexpensive not somewhere you would want to take your spouse but better than camping in subzero temps at the trailheadparking lot.

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We hit the trail at 6:30 am and worked up a sweat fast I was down to a sweater about half mile into the hike. There was a nice packed trench that we followed that sgladback and his climbing partner made the week prior. This made it much easier and we made great time up to 12,000 ft.

Instead of following the summer route we just followed the footsteps and went up this somewhat steep section. We would later glissade this slushy section coming down.
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Here is where it started getting cold and the wind and snow started to pick up although the snow did not accumulate.
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here we stayed to the right rather than climb the snowfield to the left which was a bad decision due to falling rock slippery scree and unenjoyable slippage. We would later come down to the left on the snowfield.
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We reached the summit at 1:00 just in time to watch Scott smoke a cigarette
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the trip down was much more enjoyable as we avoided that scree and descended the snowfield and the snow stopped and the sun came out.
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Team photo at the bottom
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We ate at Coyote Cantina Friday night and it was ok at best kind of Taco Bellish but Saturday after the long day I don't think we have tasted anything so good! Nothing like a Grande Burrito and Tecate after burning 6000 calories.
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Until we meet again cheers!



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  • Comments or Questions
USAKeller


Again, it was
04/14/2009 16:47
nice to meet you! I‘m glad you all made it. What‘s next?


Perea


What‘s next?
04/18/2014 19:27
I was thinking K2 are you down for a ski decent? No seriously I am looking at anything class 3 and under in 3 weeks I will have to see who is going where.

Nice to meet you!



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