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mrolphRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: June 12, 2004  Sucess!


A nice climb on very firm snow, 3.5 hours from Tioga Lake. The descent via NW Ridge & Glacier Canyon would have been more fun with more snow cover. I did not find the summit register.
Posted Jun 14, 2004 12:35 pm

hyperbolictansRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 5th June 2004  Sucess!


Drove up from Bay area and started from Tioga lake lookout at 9:30am and slowly hiked up the beautiful glacier canyon. Didn't reach the foot of the couloir till 2pm. Kickstepped up the couloir in about 2hr (No Bergschrund, some patches of hard snow). Took me more than an hour of postholing and cursing to get up to the summit from the saddle. The view was fantastic; nobody was around at the summit. Can't find summit logbook (is there one up there?)

Came down by the regular route.
Posted Jun 6, 2004 3:44 pm

Brett ARoute Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: May 16, 2004  Sucess!
This was my first 13er. There was still quite a bit of snow which helped a lot on the descent. My dad and I left the Bay Area at 6AM and started up the mountain at 8:45. When we saw how much snow there was we didn't think we would be going very far, but we kept going up to every false peak we saw, and then the real one. Weather was great, though a little cold and windy, and the view of Mono Lake was great, as well as the rest of the Sierras. We saw about 4 different parties on the way up, and a couple more on the way down, so it wasn't very crowded. ~5 hours up, 1:45 down.
Posted May 16, 2004 11:15 pm

rolkamonRoute Climbed: Northwest Slope Date Climbed: 6 July 03  Sucess!


Did this with Margaret, coming up the glacial cirque is probably more interresting. But this was a straight shot from the Tioga entrance to Yosemite, 7 miles round trip. We ventured off the beaten path to get a look down at the East Face, pretty treacherous moving over all those blocks.
Posted Mar 28, 2004 9:06 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

Sam Mills

One day climb up my first ice couloir. Impressive 360 degree view from the summit. Descended the NW slope.
Posted Jan 26, 2004 11:29 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: October 1977  Sucess!
Soloed the couloir. Huge bergschrund- I had to downclimb 30 feet or so to the bottom and front point up the other side. Climb was uneventful after that. Glad I had sharp tools!
Posted Jan 20, 2004 7:07 pm

Dave DinnellRoute Climbed: Standard Rt. Date Climbed: July 6, 1986  Sucess!

Dave Dinnell

Assisted a group of kids from Camp Tawonga to the summit. Great Views and worth the effort.
Posted Jan 11, 2004 9:13 pm

mountaincheetahRoute Climbed: Straight Up Date Climbed: October 6th 2003  Sucess!


Tough climb with no prep work and 4hrs of sleep, but left me and my partner wanting.
Posted Jan 9, 2004 3:18 pm

Day HikerRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 17 August 2002  Sucess!

Day Hiker

Posted Dec 27, 2003 10:55 pm

Paul SpraycarRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 8/3/2003  Sucess!
Great views of Mono Lake from the top. About 90 minutes from Tioga Pass.
Posted Dec 27, 2003 1:17 pm

SierraboneheadRoute Climbed: Tioga walk up Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!
Climbed via easy route, Tioga Pass to the north ridge to summit. Spent the night on the summit. Spectacular full moon night. Mono Lake view inpressive. Descent at 0700 in cold west wind and small hardpack snow fields via same route.
Posted Nov 20, 2003 11:13 pm

fuglaRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Sept 26, 2003  Sucess!
Too hot, but awesome views
Posted Nov 4, 2003 6:50 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

Dave K

A fun late fall hike with stellar views from the summit, followed by a delicious Whoa Nellie dinner.
Posted Oct 27, 2003 1:45 am

Scott PierceRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 96  Sucess!

Scott Pierce

Slog with a view
Posted Oct 27, 2003 12:07 am

earthchicRoute Climbed: NW slope Date Climbed: Sept. 13, 2003  Sucess!


Incredible views from the summit. We went the standard route up and descended into Dana Creek on the way back down.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 10:07 pm

mpbroRoute Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: 12 September 2003  Sucess!


Nice hike. We forgot to print the SP page and really had no idea where we were going. We started from the parking lot west of Tioga Pass (mistake #1), and just headed southeast, following game trails through the forest. We headed uphill about a half mile south of the standard route, and walked up the beautiful bowl northwest of the summit before following the surprisingly nice use trail to the summit.

I forgot our exact times, but I think 2:15 up, and maybe 1:45 down, not including an enjoyable lunch on the summit on a windless day. Great summit views in theory, but a bit of smoke/smog on this day.
Posted Sep 15, 2003 10:51 am

FelsbergRoute Climbed: NW Slope Date Climbed: Sept 14, 2003


Nice simple hike, with great views. So many peaks to climb... PICS
Posted Sep 15, 2003 12:03 am

Bill OttRoute Climbed: Trail from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: 1994  Sucess!

Bill Ott

What an impressive view.
Posted Aug 31, 2003 10:28 pm

bennovakRoute Climbed: Trail from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: August 28 2003  Sucess!


Great short and staight forward hike with a great view, probably one of the best perspectives of the entire park. A great monster of a high altitude trail run. 3 Hrs CTC
Posted Aug 29, 2003 12:53 am

aanamiRoute Climbed: Trail from Tioga Pass Entrance Date Climbed: August 16, 2003  Sucess!
We followed the trail that starts south (east) of the Tioga Pass entrance station. The trail is easy to find.

We left around 8.30am and reached the top 12.30pm. After 1 hr at the summit, we started heading back, reaching the trail head at 4. Took one Aspirin and one Ibuprofen. No significant altitude sickness.

After about 1.5 miles and 1500 ft, you reach a plateu. We took a use trail that veers off to left as you look at the summit. You pass a wind shelter on the way. You go all the way to the ridge line and you can look over the ridge to find a nice lake with interesting blue-green colors. Then it's gets hard to find trail. We kinda traversed toward middle and found the trail again.

On going down it's much easier to find the trail. The best one is around the middle.

The views are fantastic. You can see Mono Lake, Mammoth Lakes, White Mountain, Lyell, Cathedral Lakes, Dana Meadows, Tuolomne Meadows, Mt Connes, Saddlebag Lake and more...

I found the views better the the views from Mt Whitney summit.

Posted Aug 21, 2003 12:35 pm

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