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WeatherManOne way from Tenaya to the Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1998


I think this summit is actually more scenic than Half Dome! The hike is dramatic, on the narrow ridgeline you look down the deep canyon and can see for hundreds of miles on a clear day. You can hit both CR and HD on a comforable overnight from Tenaya Lake down to Happy Isles. Well worth it.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 2:24 am

batesvillenice climb...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007


but a little hazy. None-the-less, the best views of the valley.
Posted Jul 10, 2007 1:39 am

PantilatSunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007


Went up Clouds Rest for early morning light from Tenaya lake. Spectacular!
Posted Jun 25, 2007 10:03 pm

metasyn11Unable to un-gape my jaw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2007


Part of a 2-night backpacking trip (Echo Valley 1st night, Little Yosemite 2nd night). Fantastic views of everything in Yosemite from the summit on this perfect day. Took a nap on the summit, then did some scrambling on the pinnacles before heading down.
Posted May 2, 2007 9:42 pm

hockeymanLong day - fast pace  Sucess!


Hiked in from Tenaya Lake. Did the round trip in 5 1/2 hrs. Fast and light. Good weather at the top.
Posted Mar 7, 2007 5:00 pm

duaxanhwhere the wind rests  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2000
Beautiful view with lots of wind. It was part of our training for Whitney and I had on my new shoes (not a good way to break it in). The view was much nicer than the crowded Half Dome.
Posted Dec 4, 2006 3:58 am

heyitsmecr  Sucess!


better view than half dome.
Posted Oct 17, 2006 9:29 pm

kolbi2112Tenaya --> Clouds Rest --> Half Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006


From Tenaya Lake, summited Clouds Rest and then continued on to Half Dome the next night. The best views in the valley!
Posted Sep 26, 2006 8:17 pm

tongos2happy isles->clouds rest-> half dome  Sucess!
hiked up to little yosemite, camped a night, left at 6:15 am in the morning to do clouds rest, saw the sunrise, made the top by 9:00. beautiful views, at all the angles. you can see just about everything. left the top around 9:20am, then hiked to half dome via the trail (JMT), and made the top of half dome at 11:20am. beautiful views as well, not as good as clouds rest, tons of peeps on the summit. on the way down, ran out of water, drink right out of the stream, hiked down to happy isles, and got back at 3ish.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 4:56 am

rasgoatSee Yosemite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006


This is some of the best summit views in the park.
for more see my Trip Report
Posted Sep 12, 2006 4:41 am

jonhershRoute Climbed: Sunrise Lakes Trailhead
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1991


My 1st Sierra peak done as part of a loop trip from Sunrise Lakes trail. It was a long time ago but remember that the views were great.
Posted Aug 31, 2006 10:06 pm

RockmanNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2000


I think I like this "top" better that half dome.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 5:01 am

fedakFrom Tenaya Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006


First trip to the Yosemite after breaking my ankle 14 weeks earlier.
Pics are here
Posted Aug 23, 2006 7:47 pm

Peak BaguetteFrom Valley Floor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Peak Baguette

After a failed attempt on 06.24.06 involving swimming across Tenaya Lake to get to the TH and getting lost in the snow, decided to summit Clouds Rest from the Happy Isles side on 07.03.06. Stunning view, but sort of a challenge... as I hiked this, I kept thinking: "John Muir must've been totally ripped!" Clouds Rest is my favorite summit view ever! Next summer, I hope to double bag Clouds Rest with Half Dome from the Valley.
Posted Aug 19, 2006 5:22 am

SeanReedyMy favorite hike so far!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006


Hiked from Sunrise Lakes to Yosemite Valley via Clouds Rest and Half Dome with Bud, Trent, and Stephen. The views from Clouds Rest were the best. My brother Brian and his wife Amaryah thought enough of the views to hang out for 3 and 1/2 hours at the summit before heading back to the trailhead rather than following us down to Half Dome and the valley.
Posted Aug 12, 2006 12:13 am

kngalaricBetter views than Half Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006


The views are better, but without the waterfalls. Less crowded too, though not by much. Been up here twice. Tenaya Canyon sure is beautiful.
Posted Aug 9, 2006 2:03 am

thebeave7Valley Floor Dayhike
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006


Climbed up from the valley floor after a quick jaunt up Half Dome first. The climb never seemed to end, though the views from the top are spectacular, well worth the effort.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 5:33 am

ckerthNortheast Ridge  Sucess!


Climbed Clouds Rest and Half Dome as part of a long day on a backpacking trip
Posted May 29, 2006 9:58 pm

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

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