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Liberator16Hike with the Scouts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2015
An easy scramble up from the Mono Lake trailhead with some guys from the scout troop. Imposing and magnificent view of Mt. Dana from the summit. False summit game on this mountain is ridiculous. SPS register on top.
Posted Jul 31, 2017 10:30 am

jdmorehouseThird of Three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016


First Dana, then Peak 12,565, and then Gibbs. We took the north west ridge back down to Dana Meadows.
Posted Aug 8, 2016 3:02 pm

seanoSierra Challenge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016


Tagged it on my way to Kuna Crest on an otherwise-short day. Kind of a slog, but with a cool view of the smoke in the valley to the east. Trip report.
Posted Aug 7, 2016 9:32 pm

DebUp NW, Down N Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2016


With 30+ mph sustained winds, Janet and I actually enjoyed our ascent and scrambly descent of Gibbs. Fun and quick.
Posted Jul 10, 2016 9:20 pm

bechttTraverse from Dana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015


Descended via the NW ridge. About as pleasant as it gets
Posted Jun 29, 2015 9:08 pm

trexkerryEnd of season hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013
Nice end of season half-day hike of Gibbs. TR is HERE.
Posted Jan 11, 2015 3:44 am

DieselA huge mountain of talus  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2014


The intent was to traverse from Gibbs to Dana. It looked like a beautiful, clear sky day. From the lake at Mono Pass I went right up the mountain to the summit. Nothing but talus to hike on. I descended into the saddle between the two mountains (I'd say a class 3 with some exposure descent) where I noticed a thunderstorm heading right my way. Lucky me I was in the saddle and not half way up Dana. I run down in between the two mountains toward the Yosemite Valley knowing that I would eventually come across the Mono Pass trail. Thundering and rain was hitting the mountains really bad. I only stopped running when I found the trail, about half mile to the Mono Pass trailhead.
Posted Jul 17, 2014 12:38 am

Larry LavertySouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2014

Larry Laverty

Mono Pass TH. Traveled the dog and pony trail to Mono Pass. Loved knowing that this general route was a major Native American trade route and imagining the Golden Crown Mine at work in the 1880's. Left the mine field and beautiful view of Summit Lake at the sign by turning north and heading up the ridge line. Welcomed the flattish section half way up to take in the views of the canyon and valley to the east as I traveled along. He's one big pile of talus and I continually thought of the trials of the poor horse that took Olmstead along with Brewer to the top. If I were king, I'd name the mountain after the horse, not a professor of science back at Harvard. And all the while the Civil War was raging on. I began the return to base via the West Ridge, then leaving it shortly after the false summit to run straight down to the banks of Parker Pass Creek then out the dog and pony trail to the TH
Posted Jul 14, 2014 4:16 pm

BCLFrom Tioga Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2014


From Tioga Pass. Over to Mount Dana afterward.
Posted May 12, 2014 9:53 am

pBergvia Mono Pass Parking Lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013


Easy hike from the Mono Trail Parking Lot. Navigation was a breeze, even through the wooded part after leaving the Mono Trail - just keep heading up the tallest line ahead of you. The talus begins at 11000ft. Started at 5am in time to see a gorgeous sunrise come over the Dana-Gibbs saddle. Beautiful morning. 3.5hr car-to-car. Trip report/GPX Track
Posted Jul 2, 2013 11:58 am

emilieVia West Slope
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012


Tried this with a girl friend. Had fun navigating cross country, but once we really stopped having fun on this nasty scree pile (and considering we were both still recovering from knee surgery), we turned around ~700ft from top.
Posted Oct 22, 2012 12:26 pm

xharvWest Slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2012


This mountain is a huge pile of broken rock, with wonderful views from the top. The biggest challenge was reaching the false summit, the true peak was then a simple 15-minutes walk from there. Took me three and a half hours from the Mono Pass trailhead to the summit. Container box is there, but the summit register is stolen. Shame! No USGS bench mark either.
Posted Oct 2, 2012 4:45 pm

WeatherManTalus time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2012


Up from Mono Pass to the S shoulder, followed the ridge and enjoyed spectacular views and 15-20mph winds. Great day to be up in the high-country.
Posted Sep 12, 2012 7:14 pm

cabFrom Mt. Dana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012


Easy traverse from Dana and great views from the top.
Posted Sep 10, 2012 3:34 pm

Zefrom Dana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012


fun little scramble up the north side from Dana.
Posted Jun 19, 2012 10:35 pm

lizklevyDana-Gibbs Twofer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2011


Climbed Gibbs from Dana.
Posted Mar 31, 2012 2:56 am

LincolnBDecember climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2011


With Tioga pass open the latest ever, I took the opportunity to climb this with sister-in-law Gil and nephew Rand. I was fooled by the false summits, especially the last -- driving back I realized you can see the entire ridge from the road; take a good look and you won't be tricked on the way up. The true summit is 0.4 miles east and 300' higher than high peaky thing I was pushing for on the way up.
Posted Dec 27, 2011 10:18 am

ScottHansonGibbs via west slope  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2011


I took the Mono Pass Trail off Tioga Road, and then headed up the west slope of Gibbs. Nice view of Dana from Gibbs. Gibbs was an alternate Peak for me for day 1 of SC2011.
Posted Sep 16, 2011 3:41 pm

Niels79Nice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Did not like the false summits though ;)
Posted Apr 16, 2011 11:19 pm

edge17West ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009
Nice dayhike, but my feet ate it. Ditched plans to attempt Langley the following day.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 7:49 pm

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