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Bill KishRoute Climbed: From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2002

Bill Kish

A pleasant hike. Skip the trail near the top and find a clean granite scramble. (x2) From Yosemite Valley in December, camping on top (December 6, 2008).
Posted May 24, 2006 7:41 am

uwjennieRoute climbed: South Slope from the Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006


After backing off our trip plans to do Bloody Mountain due to weather conditions two of us headed for Yosemite instead. We decided on a whim to hike to the top of Clouds Rest from the Valley on Saturday morning. We started a bit late, so we arrived at the summit around 3. This is the time of year to hike this peak. You get the most amazing waterfalls, views of the snow covered peaks, and there aren't many folks around. We were the only ones on the summit and only saw about 10 people total after leaving the JMT. We had the summit to ourselves on this amazing day. The view is much better than from Half Dome. We were on snow for the last 1000 feet or so.
Posted May 22, 2006 11:42 pm

lakenyontrail  Sucess!


07/2005: Part of a pleasant 4-day backpacking trip.
Posted May 14, 2006 11:03 pm

rangermattBest view in the park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005


Hitchhiked after work up to Tenaya Lake, spent the night on the granite beneath the stars, then went over Cloud's Rest and down to Yosemite. Met a great girl on top and jogged/ran most of the way down to Happy Isles, capped off by the delicious but overpriced Curry Village buffet.
Posted May 3, 2006 11:39 pm

JasonHRoute Climbed: northeast ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2000


Great climb. One of the best views I've seen.
Posted Apr 1, 2006 6:54 pm

Matt WorsterEnough granite to astound a NH boy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2002

Matt Worster

My first hike in the Sierra, and I just couldn't get over how much granite was out there. It was enough to bring me back to the range the following years, 50-something summits and counting.
Posted Mar 30, 2006 3:55 pm

mountainmattEast Ridge  Sucess!


After a huge party at SHSC.
Posted Mar 18, 2006 6:26 am

SummitJunkieRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2005


Hiked solo from Tenya Lake in 2.5 hours. Met a great couple from Holland on the summit, they were just finishing up a 4 day backpack trip through little Yosemite Valley. A very rewarding experience.
Posted Mar 7, 2006 2:11 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: From Tuolumne meadows Date Climbed: August 30, 1996  Sucess!


Made a wonderful camp on the lower slopes of Cloud's Rest with a greta view of the Clark Range. Wicked thunderstorm with nearby lightning strikes scrared the hell out of us.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 9:04 pm

OakAsDefenseRoute Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 24-SEP-05  Sucess!
Wanted this for a long time, but illness & traffic stopped me. Feeling so-so(?), I left SJC, CA again at 2:00a and hit Tenaya trailhead by 6:45a. With recent illness, didn't know if I would need to camp -- so I backpacked (not u-light) to summit by noon -- filmed, lunched and drank it all in by 1:30p -- dragged back into TenayaLk by 6:30p. A 3 hour nap, and the drive home closed out the 24 hr loop extraordinaire!
Posted Oct 16, 2005 5:21 pm

ClimbingJunkieRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: October 14, 2005  Sucess!


Hiked solo from Tenya Lake in 2.5 hours. Met a great couple from Holland on the summit, they were just finishing up a 4 day backpack trip through little Yosemite Valley. A very rewarding experience.
Posted Oct 15, 2005 2:00 pm

mparkerRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: September 26, 2004  Sucess!


Great workout and scenic views of Tenaya Canyon and of Yosemite Valley from the top of Clouds Rest.
Posted Oct 13, 2005 1:06 am

KClossonRoute Climbed: From Tenaya Lake Date Climbed: August 9, 2005  Sucess!


This was a fun hike. It was not too difficult, but I would not say it was completely easy. My brother and I reached the summit in about 2 1/2 hours. We had the summit all to our selves for about 30 minutes since we were early enough in the morning. As we headed back down we past maybe a dozen or more hikers, but about half of them were just going to the Sunrise Lakes area. We stopped by Whoa Nelly Deli for fish tacos and headed home.

Oh yeah, there is a squirrel/chipmunk up there that likes to scavenge for food. Watch your backpacks as he knows exactly where the food is and he is not afraid of humans. His name is "Paco".
Posted Aug 9, 2005 7:52 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: northeast ridge Date Climbed: 8/1/2005  Sucess!


It's views like this that will always leave me speechless. Skipped work and hiked it with my brother. It was very clear and without a lot of traffic on the summit (Monday). This was my third summit, after backpacking over it with my Dad and dayhiking it with Maria.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:25 am

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: Trail from Tenaya Lake Date Climbed: 07/30/05  Sucess!


Beautiful hike and some of the best views around! We left pretty early and we're glad we did, because we saw lots of traffic heading up on the way back.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 2:27 pm

jtschanzRoute Climbed: From Tanaya Lake Date Climbed: July 22, 2005  Sucess!


Fun hike with my brother Brian to an impressive viewpoint. Saw evidence of a huge flash flood the day before that required several people to be rescued - wow! The meadows and creeks were unusually wet for July. We hiked fast due to a late start, but were still up and back in a little over 5 hours, leaving time for a refreshing swim in Tanaya Lake.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 2:36 pm

keemaRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge from Sunrise Trailhead Date Climbed: July 14, 2005


A bit warm but otherwise a great day, It was very crowded at the summit. There musty have been two dozen people up there. There were also quite a few backpackers along the way, including a group of 6 from London who left the day after the bombing and wondered if they were going to get their Yosemite trip in, Most were headed for Sunrise Lakes.
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Posted Jul 15, 2005 11:03 am

Mike NRoute Climbed: From Tenaya Lake Date Climbed: July 6, 2005  Sucess!

Mike N

Watch for the mosquitos! Some route finding had to be done as there was lots of snow on route. Fresh bear prints also seen. Greatest views of the valley. Comparable to Inspiration Point on the other end.
Posted Jul 12, 2005 8:07 pm

bbirtleRoute Climbed: Traverse from Half Dome to Tenaya Lake Date Climbed: Sept 11, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful, remote spot with views over Half Dome. Only passed a couple other climbers the whole time. Beautiful weather.
Posted Jul 7, 2005 12:59 pm

jtostenrRoute Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: July 1, 2005  Sucess!


We started from the Little Yosemite campground after hiking to Half Dome the day before. Heading to the summit and all the way back to the car made for about 16 miles, but it was a very nice hike. We saw a baby rattler on the way up, but fortunately it didn't seem to mind our presence.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 3:35 am

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