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colinrNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2016


After Eagle Peak the prior day.
Posted Nov 8, 2016 1:41 am

FairweatherNE Gully   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2015


Beautiful summit views.
Get's overlooked for how nice it is.
Great view down onto Nevada Falls.
With John.
Posted Oct 18, 2015 8:32 pm

Ian CulhaneFrom LYV  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2015

Ian Culhane

Overall a fairly easy scramble from the LYV trail near Nevada falls; the only tricky part was in the upper gully, as snow was still lingering there. Got a view of Nevada Falls from the top, and saw three bears as we were descending. The "trail" is fairly easy to find; there are well established cairns about every 100 feet.
Posted Apr 14, 2015 1:43 pm

dpsiebertNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014


Agree, keeping to the climber's right in the gully is easier, less bushwhacking.
Posted Aug 14, 2014 2:00 am

ReyNE Gully
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014


Great hike with a tough, fast, & fun meetup club. We were rewarded with excellent views and no other company but us. Due to the drought there were just a few patches of snow & ice but those Jeffries on top were green and still hanging on.
Posted Jan 20, 2014 3:58 am

fedakNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007


1 year anniversary hike after breaking my ankle the year before.
Hit Sierra Point on the way up before ascending the NE Gully.

Pics and commentary are here.
Posted Jul 16, 2013 12:00 pm

calipidderNortheast Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2013


Probably the best approach ever, didn't even care if we got to the summit. Falls are peaking and we left early enough in the morning to avoid the crowds on the Mist trail. Found our solitude steps off the trail out of LYV. Fun day, great views.
Posted Apr 15, 2013 9:05 pm

tyler4588Great Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2013


Good little peak! Here's my trip report.
Posted Apr 3, 2013 1:06 pm

mrchad9Changed my life  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013


More later.
Posted Apr 3, 2013 3:03 am

WayneFryNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2013


Climbed with a team of eight. Great views on top and some interesting looking trees.
Posted Apr 2, 2013 12:16 am

dkangasNE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012
Had a couple of hours to stretch the legs. Fantastic views all the way around!
Posted Nov 25, 2012 12:14 am

Bob BurdNE Gully  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Sometime before 1994, climbed with brother Tom.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 11:17 am

tyler4588Winterish Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2012


Climbed up from the valley. No snow at all on the way up. Strange winter. Got really warm climbing. It's like summer. Fun summit! Awesome views!
Posted Jan 29, 2012 6:43 pm

SKIBushwack!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2011


Skirted the shoulder of LC before cutting in. The best way is to stay to the climber's right of the summit heading South. Views were okay...
Posted May 8, 2011 10:41 pm

desmo13Relaxing climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


Nice climb to grab some views after doing the slabs the day before
Posted Jul 9, 2008 9:14 pm

metasyn11NE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2007


It was easy enough to find my way from the JMT, although there are a myriad of use trails (many with recent footprints) all over the NE side of the dome. I had a nice little nap with accompanying sunburn on the summit before descending via the notch between Liberty Cap and Mt Broderick. In the snow remaining in the notch, I saw footprint evidence of a bear glissading :)
Posted Apr 11, 2007 8:10 pm

Peak BaguetteRoute: NE Gully, Date: 01.20.07  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2007

Peak Baguette

Yet another beautiful view of Yosemite - made the bushwacking and falling in snow up to waist well worth it. Even made a snow angel off of the JMT on my way back.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 7:03 pm

brianhughesNortheast Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2006


Beautiful hike in the newly fallen snow. Saw only two other people all day long on the hike up from the Happy Isles trailhead. Yosemite in winter is a much different experience than the summertime tourist zoo.
Posted Dec 21, 2006 4:37 am

Fredd C DobbsRoute Climbed: NE Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006

Fredd C Dobbs

A little bushwhacking, a little scrambling, rewards one with great views in all directions, plus weathered Jeffery Pines, reminiscent of the one that expired on Sentinel Dome. The most amazing thing though, especially for Yosemite in June is there was no one else on the summit!
Posted Jun 4, 2006 1:45 am

Smithman123Route Climbed: Via Mist Trail Date Climbed: September 12, 2005  Sucess!


I didn't find much information about the route to climb Liberty Cap, but not much was necessary. I took the Mist Trail past Vernal and Nevada Falls which were running low, but still were an impressive sight. From the intersection of the Mist Trail with the JMT just beyond the top of Nevada Falls, I continued about 1/4 mile till I could see the plateau to the NE of the summit of Liberty Cap. There are some light trails here and there, and there are cairns marking the trail from here if you can spot them. In either case, it is rather easy to find a way to this broad barren area at about 6500'. See the TOPO! 3D map I uploaded for some perspective of the route. From here, looking SW, you will see the scrambling gully covered in shrubs heading up Liberty Cap. Again, it is possible to find light trails now and then, but any route works, some just require more bushwacking. I ascended the climbers left side of the gully, and descended on the opposite side. Both routes are not difficult, but use some caution because there are areas where it would be tough to stop yourself once you lost footing. The view from the top is awesome with Half Dome looking to the North, and the Yosemite Valley to the West. I highly recommend a hike up Liberty Cap. Despite seeing a couple hundred people on the trial along the way, not a single person was on the summit, and the light trails didn't show any footprints.
Posted Sep 16, 2005 7:56 pm

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