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 Peak(s):  Mt. Yale  -  14,196 feet
 Post Date:  09/16/2009 Modified: 09/18/2009
 Date Climbed:   09/10/2009
 Posted By:  rockchalker

 Yale - Denny Creek   

The second day of our four day "Fourteeners in September" journey was to be a climb up Yale. One (Belford) down, three more to go.

We arrived at the Denny Creek Trailhead around 7:30 AM. There were 6 of us today Mike, Stu, Greg, Tim, Evan and myself. There was only one car in the parking lot when arrived and we saw only three people the entire day. We thought this surprising for such an easy access trailhead and for such a neat climb. The trail was great the entire route and the scramble at the end was entertaining.

We summitted around 11:30 AM, hung around on top for about 30 minutes, and then headed back down. About an hour after departing the summit we met Jackie from Johnson City, TN, who was on her way up. With some dark clouds lingering we were somewhat concerned about her safety. We left a note on her car and Jackie called us that evening to say she had summitted and was back at the trailhead.

On the way home we stopped at Punky's in Buena Vista for a quick meal and by 6:00 PM we were back to the Leadville Hostel to get ready for Friday's attempt on Princeton.

For more, see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U69artcxon4

At Denny Creek, ready to hit the trail, L to R: Greg, Mike, Tim, Stu and The Stranger.
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Entering the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.
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Mt. Yale Trail this way.
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View to the south, just above treeline
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Looking SW just above treeline.
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Tim points the way to the summit.
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Greg beginning the push up the steep slope to the ridge.
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Mike is ready for the final trek to the summit.
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Greg again making the final push up the steep slope to the ridge.
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Greg working his way around the boulders as we near the summit.
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Rockchalker celebrates Fourteener summit #16!
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Stu on top of Mt. Yale.
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Tim and Mike make the summit as well.
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Trail through the boulders on the way down.
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The Stranger reflects on our route up the mountain on his way down.
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  • Comments or Questions
Tornadoman



Fun Ridge!     2009-09-17 16:16:18
The ridge part on Yale is a nice semi-scramble. The little bit of snow on the ground probably made it a little more exciting for you guys. Nice job!



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