Mount Yale is a Colorado 14er in the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range.
Much of the upper part of the mountain is covered in scree and boulder fields.
The standard Class 2 route for climbing Mount Yale begins at the Denny Creek Trailhead.
Due to the similarity in heights of Mount Princeton and Mount Yale (Princeton is 1 foot higher), it was once a tradition for the alumni of each school to carry rocks to the top of their respective mountain in order to add to the stone pyramid built at the summit. The graduates used these rock towers to ensure their mountain was the tallest.
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