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ASteeleRoute Climbed: Standard walk-up Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

ASteele

A group of friends and I hiked up Dana one night after work to watch the moonrise. We had only been on top for 5 minutes or so when the biggest moon I've ever seen popped out over Mono Lake and the Craters. Up there with the most breathtaking things I've ever seen, for sure. The walk-off was mellow with a headlamp and a little moonlight.
Posted Apr 14, 2005 10:46 pm

woodcraftRoute Climbed: up Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!
2 feet of new snow made it tiring, but fresh.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 12:15 am

granite4brainsRoute Climbed: Tioga Pass Slopes Date Climbed: 06/27/99  Sucess!

granite4brains

Really nice day hike. Mono Lake from the summit was awsome. The register on the summit had some really moving entries in it.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:21 pm

bigwalltRoute Climbed: Couloir Date Climbed: early 1980's  Sucess!

bigwallt

One of my first Sierra summit's. It just seems like yesterday though it has been more than 20 years ago.
Posted Feb 28, 2005 10:14 am

The Defiant OneRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!

The Defiant One

Windy, but enjoyable climb. Up and back with summit picnic in 5 hours. Excellent views. a yosemite must
Posted Feb 23, 2005 2:00 am

CarboRoute Climbed: Couloir Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

Carbo

We climbed it on our second attempt, but reached the summit at sundown. This time all the snow had turned to ice. We had to barrow some icesrews and in exchange had a team of three tag on our rope. Late night it was when we got back to the car.

Posted Feb 14, 2005 11:19 pm

flotzillaRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: October 23 2003  Sucess!

flotzilla

"ROCK N ROLL SUMMIT"

FLOTZILLA
Posted Dec 31, 2004 5:45 pm

GeneRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May or June 1979  Sucess!
Had a day off mid-week and went for it. Huffed and puffed due to sea-level lungs.
Posted Dec 10, 2004 8:14 pm

bricewilsonRoute Climbed: Standard Route (NW & West Slope) Date Climbed: June 9, 2004  Sucess!

bricewilson

This was such a fun little hike, with really awesome views. We even got to glissade a bit on the way down - sometimes it wasn't steep enough though, so we had to take a running start :)
Posted Dec 8, 2004 6:44 pm

flotzillaRoute Climbed: main route Date Climbed: oct 2003  Sucess!

flotzilla

I 've climbed Dana many times. Just a great peak and fantasic views.
Posted Dec 1, 2004 9:23 pm

BunnyhikerRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: October 9, 2004  Sucess!

Bunnyhiker

Third time summiting Dana this year...my excuse this trip was placing a summit register, since the old one has been gone since forever. Standard military surplus ammo box (nicely airtight...it hissed when I opened it at the summit), secured in rocks.
Posted Oct 31, 2004 9:49 pm

ripper333Route Climbed: nw ridge Date Climbed: sept 2004  Sucess!
5th time climbing this peak. great to use as a morning

workout. killer views
august 2005....third pillar... INCREDIBLE.. thanks tom grundy for the lead....
Posted Oct 20, 2004 11:22 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: September 25th  Sucess!

asmrz

On September 25th, 2004, Penelope May and I climbed the Dana Couloir from our campsite on the right side (looking up) of the sickle shaped lake just below Dana Lake. The couloir was in perfect conditions with rock hard water ice in the center and good alpine ice on both sides. At the top of the gully we turned left, and traversed the ridge back to Dana Plateau. There we droped down the steep scree slope back to our tent.
Posted Sep 28, 2004 12:31 pm

ZzyzxRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: September 5, 2004  Sucess!
The weather was perfect so I stopped at Tioga Pass in the afternoon before driving home and decided to hike the peak. Since I started late (ca. 4:15 pm) I saw a lot of people coming down. I was the only one going up. That was a good thing as I was the only one on the summit. It took me about 1:45 hrs to get to the summit, 3 hrs. round trip. I felt well acclimitized and rested. The view from the summit was well worth the hike.
Posted Sep 12, 2004 11:47 pm

thebeave7Route Climbed: Use trail from Tuolumne Pass Date Climbed: July 21st, 2004  Sucess!

thebeave7

Gorgeous views, and if you start early enough you miss the crowds.

Eric J Lee
Posted Sep 10, 2004 3:04 am

tahoeberneRoute Climbed: From Tioga Pass up the north slope. Date Climbed: Circa 1988 and again in February 1990  Sucess!

tahoeberne

An easy, direct hike and plenty of beautiful wildflowers on the lower slope.

When I stayed at the Tioga Lodge in the winter I snowshoed most of the peak from the pass and carefully hiked over snow and ice to the summit.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 8:28 pm

ShaaseRoute Climbed: Third Pillar Date Climbed: August 2, 2004  Sucess!

Shaase

Great Booty today! Did this climb as a prelude to a longer hike into Conness the following day.
Posted Aug 10, 2004 2:48 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

kovarpa

I did this as a "cool-down" hike after Connes the previous day. Very nice views from the top - Mono Lake, Conness, Lyell...
Posted Aug 9, 2004 11:57 pm

TDRobertsRoute Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 2002  Sucess!

TDRoberts

Quick morning hike on way back from Whitney region. Nice views down to Mono Lake and into Yosemite high country.
Posted Jul 23, 2004 3:33 pm

poorboy44Route Climbed: November 2001 Date Climbed: Third Pillar  Sucess!

poorboy44

We got stuck behind 2 other teams and froze. Man it was cold!!!!!!!!
Posted Jul 23, 2004 2:38 pm

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