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EthanVRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: July 15, 2002  Sucess!
Solo Trip up Dana Couloir. This was a fun climb, with the season's first hint of true water ice. Actually, it was more than a hint, but rather a wide smear up the middle of the couloir for about 300-400 ft. Strangely, it was tougher than it would have been if it had been steeper. Perhaps I need to get better at my French technique, as Chouinard I am certainly not (also tough with a sore, recently twisted ankle, but no excuses...). So, I front pointed and found it not steep enough to use the picks on my axe.

Above the couloir, this mountain is a choss heap of the highest magnitude. The scramble up to the summit was brutally loose and nasty. The views are pretty hard to beat though and the couloir is worthwhile for an introduction to alpine ice climbing, but it's not nearly as interesting as say the North Couloir on North Peak in good condition (or maybe even the Crescent Moon on Round Top).
Posted Jul 15, 2002 9:42 am

keemaRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: May 26


Stayed above the main Glacier Canyon trail most of the time. Went up the rocks above Dana Lake and traversed Dana Glacier to the base of the coulior. Except for one icy spot, the snow was perfect. Descended along the northwest ridge to the crag above Tioga Lake, where we had a few good glissade runs.
Posted May 27, 2002 6:44 am

yapRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: May, 4th 2002  Sucess!


Climbed Dana couloir from Tioga Lake. Pascal, Giona and Yves-Alain.

Dana couloir is in perfect condition: hard snow, no ice. Thin layer of fresh snow.

Lack of snow just beneath Dana lake.

We also skied Ellery bowl. Snow in Ellery bowl is wet but skiing it is ok. Cornice is large on the west side. East side is without cornice.
Posted May 6, 2002 5:48 pm

dshoeRoute Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: 09-03-00  Sucess!


Did this hike/climb as a day trip from/to Tioga Pass entrance station (Yosemite NP). Round-trip took about 6 hours, or so. Views from the top were very nice; could see all the major peaks on east side of Yosemite NP, and Mono Lake really well. Nice little day trip!
Posted Dec 21, 2001 8:42 am

steelemanRoute Climbed: from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: June 20, 2001  Sucess!


Have climbed this peak five times. Great views from the summit.

Click here to see the photos.
Posted Oct 28, 2001 5:08 pm

StevoRoute Climbed: traditional roure from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: 9/13/01  Sucess!
Summited 2 days after WTC attack. Very emotional experience in light of world events. Had mountain virtually to ourselves. Pick and choose route to summit over geological garbage heap. GREAT views of Mono Lake and T Meadows high country.
Posted Sep 28, 2001 9:32 am

brandonRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


Well, what to say, either very exciting or very boring depending on how much snow and ice you've climbed. Didn't go over summit, descended next valley over, which puts you about 4 miles back over in toulomne, a long walk back to tioga lake, go over the summit!!!!
Posted Sep 18, 2001 4:06 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North-South traverse Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1993  Sucess!

Bob Burd

From the trailhead at the entrance station, up to Mt. Dana, down the southeast side (unexpected snowfield there!), up Mt. Gibbs, then down to Parker Pass and out along the trail. Excellent half-day adventure. Trip Report
Posted Aug 26, 2001 5:23 pm

JohnRoute Climbed: Glacier Canyon (ascent) & West Slope (descent) Date Climbed: September 11, 1999  Sucess!


I had intended to take the standard use trail up the West Slope, however, I had mistakenly thought this started from Tioga Lake instead of the entrance station. After realizing my mistake, I decided to head up the Glacier Canyon Trail anyway and was lucky enough to find an easy class 2 variation to the summit. The meadow just below Dana Lake and the hike up Glacier Canyon are a great alternative to the standard use trail. The view from the summit was also great.

Also unsuccessful attempt on Dana Couloir on June 24, 2001 with Dennis and Lon due to hard ice and having only 1 axe. Tim, also with us, made it up with 2 axes and front pointing in the couloir. Tim came down the Glacier Canyon route.
Posted Jun 15, 2001 5:53 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Trail from the entrance station Date Climbed: 6/7/01  Sucess!


A nice hike in a great location. I only saw one other person on the mountain. Ran some of it. Two hours round trip.
Posted Jun 9, 2001 10:16 am

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