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rocketsredglareQuick day hike on epic day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

rocketsredglare

Climbed Saturday with a good buddy and he dominated it and I wasn't far behind. Straight up and not a lot of rest but a quick summit with some bumpy glissading on the way down. Jumped in Tenaya after and then climbed Gold Mind at Ellery Dam crag before a burger at Tioga Pass Lodge. Deadly missile of mountain perfection, a day that will be measured against all others.
Posted Jun 27, 2016 9:58 pm

sierramtngoatDog Route
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2016

sierramtngoat

Still lots of snow in Yosemite! A very accessible 13'er from Tioga Pass, though not a huge fan of the trail.

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 7/9/2005 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: 2003? 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 Jun 27, 2016 8:23 pm

DukeJHSloppy Snow Conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2016

DukeJH

Late start after driving up from LA. Warm and sunny day with soft snow conditions. Postholing knee to hip deep so we tried to keep to the rocks.
Posted Jun 6, 2016 12:36 pm

fatdadThird Pillar and trail  Sucess!

fatdad

One of my favorite peaks. Climbed it probably 4 or 5 times now.
Posted Apr 9, 2016 11:24 pm

bechttTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

bechtt

Traversed to Gibbs afterward.
Posted Jun 29, 2015 7:22 pm

jkantolineIncredible!  Sucess!

jkantoline

I have climbed this mountain twice...once with a climbing partner and once with my husband in May 2012 in preparation for Mount Shasta (testing elevation)

Each time it was incredibly rough...short hike with elevation gains to take your breath away. It stands as my favorite mountain to date.
Posted Jun 23, 2015 1:59 am

ktoyamaGreat view of Mono Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2014
Views hiking up the mountain is not that spectacular, but my jaw dropped once I was at the peak with the view of Mono lake.
Posted Dec 15, 2014 7:46 pm

charitydominicGreat dayhike. Addictive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2006

charitydominic

As part of a solo throughike of the Tuolomne region, I stopped here for a farewell hike before leaving. I recommend picking up a hot cuppa joe at the Saddlebag Lake lodge. If you can enter fast enoughit will till be hot for most of your hike up. The route is pretty obvious and its a lovel walk up the back and then presto the view from the peak sweeps out before you.
Posted Oct 30, 2014 7:20 pm

DalianThat beautiful lake

Dalian

All I can remember about this mountain is the view of the Mono Lake and the rocky top. Done in 2005 or 2006
Posted Oct 9, 2014 9:38 pm

DieselWindy but Sunny   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

Diesel

I hiked Mt Dana to acclimatize for my Mt Whitney hike. Very nice and accessible hike. I wish I had the time to travers to Mt Gibbs, but I didn't. 3 miles to summit, 5 hours roundtrip.
Posted Jul 17, 2014 12:29 am

braindancerRock pile  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

braindancer

As everyone else says, this is a huge pile of talus. Mostly challenging (for beginners/out-of-shape folks) from cardio perspective, thus making it good warmup/acclimation hike.
Posted Jul 7, 2014 11:57 pm

dakineAmazing view @ summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014
Starting at my Tioga lake campsite, headed west over meadows to Tioga pass, then met the trail near beautiful lakes. Stayed on the "trail" to the top, aiming for the rock cairns. Amazing view from the top over Tuolumne across the San Joaquin valley to the coast range / Mt Diablo. Could almost see the Pacific.
Posted Jul 2, 2014 4:53 pm

JimmyJazzFrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1991

JimmyJazz

Date approximate, definitely summer of '91. After all these years, this is still the tallest mountain whose summit I've reached (not counting the drive to Mount Evans!). Hoping to rectify that this year, but I still have very fond memories of the hike to Mount Dana.
Posted Jun 25, 2014 11:30 pm

eidenreidenBeautiful Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2012

eidenreiden

Started from Tioga Pass Ranger Station at 4. Got up to the little cairn at 5, and made it to the top around 6 just in time for a beautiful sunrise!
Posted Jun 15, 2014 1:10 pm

JurgenFrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2014

Jurgen

Pretty short hike from Tioga Pass. The rangers are currently trying to restore and improve the trail to the summit. So there's a trail all the way up now.
Posted Jun 10, 2014 12:53 pm

ROSENCLIMBERNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2012

ROSENCLIMBER

I agree that the view of Mono Lake is spectacular from up there. The little lakes in the valley on the way up were also picturesque and I have nice "wallpaper" for my PC from one of them. We were also treated to gliders soaring above us when we were at the summit. All in all a trip I'll never forget.
Posted May 28, 2014 9:47 pm

BCLFrom Mount Gibbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2014

BCL

From Mount Gibbs. Long slog due to snow and heavy wind!
Posted May 12, 2014 9:54 am

michaelp1978 & 2011  Sucess!

michaelp

In '78 via a contrived linkage of snow and ice smears put together by my partner. Dana Couloir in 2011 with perfect snow conditions
Posted Apr 14, 2014 6:01 pm

irrationalistGreat for people watching  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

irrationalist

As my fiancee was waiting for me back at June Lake I had to make my climb quick so I took the trail up. The view on the way up especially of the Cathedral Range made it worth it. It is worth noting all the inexperienced and unprepared people who attempt this. Watching them is its own reward.
Posted Jan 31, 2014 11:14 am

HohnikerScramble from Tioga  Sucess!

Hohniker

Unimpressive view of the peak during the climb but the unexpected view of Mono Lake made the scramble totally worth it.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 6:39 pm

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