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 Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  forbins_mtn
 Date of Information:  05/20/2012
 Date Posted:  05/21/2012
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Recent condition reports are correct. The trail is near summer conditions. There is some route confusion around treeline, so just remember that the trail heads southwest and up the hill when it gets confusing. Other than that section and the snowy summit ridge, the route is completely snow free and ready to go! No traction needed



  • Comments or Questions
djkest


I don't know     05/22/2012 02:05
We thought that it would have been nice to have microspikes on the summit ridge, it was a little slick around 11:30 AM with the full sun shining on the sloped snow.


forbins_mtn


hmmm....     05/22/2012 02:38
i was on the summit 11:30. not sure if you were the guys in front of me, or the two below me. either way - take the microspikes, but i didn't even think of taking them out


djkest


wasn't me     05/22/2012 16:45
I climbed on 5/21; we were the only people that day until about 12,500 when we saw a pair heading up around noon.



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