Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  atilsley
 Date of Info:  06/02/2013
 Date Posted:  06/03/2013

Climbed Yale via the East Ridge, descended the SW ridge. Route up to the east ridge was entirely clear of snow, and though the ridge itself is still holding some snow, you can get around it by scrambling over some of the rocky points, rather than trying to skirt around them. Had to cross snow a handful of times, and it was generally solid enough to walk on. The summit is completely covered in snow. Encountered a lot more snow descending the SW ridge, particularly below treeline. It was pretty well boot-packed, but still soft enough by the afternoon that there was more postholing than we were hoping for a June hike.

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