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ZzyzxRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!
Climbed solo. The couloir was mostly firm snow with a couple of hundred feet of ice, which could be easily bypassed to the right. I stayed off the ice and climbed the snow. Enjoyed the beautiful weather and the solitude very much!
Posted Sep 3, 2005 5:15 pm

mikefRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: August 25th, 2005  Sucess!
Climbed in varied conditions on a beautiful day, with my partners and his friend (a very experienced mountain guide). It was not full-ice, making the climbing interesting however protection on the couloir difficult. We used right side rock for added protection to complement ice screws and had to use many types of belay especially the higher we went. It was my first ice climb, I Iearnt sooo much and it was a really enjoyable climb despite me having altitude sickness (came from sea level the night before).
Posted Sep 1, 2005 12:45 pm

kovarpaRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with Vendulka - only about 300 ft of ice, remainder neve that made for really enjoyable climb.
Posted Aug 23, 2005 1:25 am

gluballsRoute Climbed: tioga pass Date Climbed: aug 9, 2005  Sucess!
Nice hike. Beautiful flowers on the lower slopes.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 7:35 pm

colinrRoute Climbed: from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!


The meadows full of wildflowers at the lower elevations were beautiful on this clear morning. Made the summit after 1hr and 25 minutes, spent 15 minutes enjoying the amazing views in all directions from the top, and took 1hr and 10 minutes to get down the steep trail. A very pleasant experience for my first thirteener and first ascent of a peak on the crest of the sierra in its more dramatic central and southern realms. Looking forward to bigger and higher challenges to the south.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 4:23 am

Steve PrattRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: August 10, 2005  Sucess!

Steve Pratt

Good conditions in the couloir. Passed the bergschrund on the left without much fuss. Set pickets a couple times at rest stops, but as long as we were climbing, we had good self-belay. We used 2 tools for the experience, but it could have been climbed with a single alpine axe and good french technique.

See also the description from rhyang who climbed 2 days later. The only surprise was the trudge through the slush on the ridge above the couloir (not exactly a triumphant finish to the route).

Definitely would recommend this as a nice introduction to alpine ice. Would be good prep for someone interested in a future Cascade glacier trip.
Posted Aug 13, 2005 4:08 pm

saladRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 1995 (?)  Sucess!


Cool climb.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 7:14 pm

PacifikennRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: July 30,2005  Sucess!


On July 30, 2005 My best friend Bret and I summited Mount Dana in 4 1/2 hours and it was my first ever high elevation hike. The scenerey was absolutley breath taking. This was a hike I will never forget and am looking forward to Mt Whitney at the end of August.

Thanks to Bret for Inviting me to go up with him.

Posted Aug 1, 2005 1:31 am

CaptnbakerRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: July 17, 2005  Sucess!
Climbed the Dana Couloir, Summitted, then skied the couloir. Snow still goes to summit.
Posted Jul 18, 2005 1:45 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: The Third Pillar Date Climbed: 09-2000  Sucess!
My first sierra route. I thought this was a really long approach. Ha! Great climbing and views.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 7:57 pm

sierramtngoatRoute Climbed: Dog Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016


Still lots of snow in Yosemite! A very accessible 13'er from Tioga Pass, though not a huge fan of the trail. Had a cheese burger at Tioga Pass Resort down the road from the gate... awesome!

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 7/10/2004 Sucess!
Climbed with balajisv. Bergschrund is just opening, about 10 ft. long. We brought rope and pro but didn't need it as there wasn't any ice exposed in the gully.

Route Climbed: Glacier Canyon/North Face Date Climbed: 7/10/2001 Sucess!
Climbed with Anna on her quest to conquer Dana. We decided to not be a tourist and do a variation starting in Glacier Canyon. We descended the normal route.
Posted Jul 11, 2005 7:32 pm

Brian KaletRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

Brian Kalet

Climbed and skied Dana Couloir. Trip Report
Posted Jul 11, 2005 7:28 pm

Steve LarsonRoute Climbed: Galcier Canyon/NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 24, 2005  Sucess!

Steve Larson

Incredible summit views. The skiing down the NE ridge and the couloir was the best backcountry skiing I've ever done. Well, almost the best, but I won't say where that was...
Posted Jun 27, 2005 11:48 am

rgreeneRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 26 June 2005  Sucess!


Heavy snow year in 2005 - looks like Dana Couloir will have snow for another few weeks. Approach was extremely long, so much sun cup snow. Got run over by a snowboarder on the couloir and had to use self arrest (for the first time ever). Glad to report it worked!
Posted Jun 27, 2005 3:51 am

murraymcleodRoute Climbed: Class 1 from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: July 1976/July 1977  Sucess!


This is the first peak I ever climbed at the young age of 16. Got me started on a fairly long list of Sierra peaks bagged through the years. Climbed it again in 1977 (I think!) via the glacier/couloir route with newly purchased ice-axes (we sure looked cool hiking the JMT with those!). Climbed both times with Tim Stafford.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 4:13 pm

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


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

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


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!


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

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



Posted Dec 31, 2004 5:45 pm

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