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

Diesel

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

BCL

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

emilie

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

xharv

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

WeatherMan

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

cab

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

Ze

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

lizklevy

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

LincolnBDecember climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2011

LincolnB

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

ScottHanson

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

Niels79

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

wmollandLoop hike from Dana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

wmolland

Cruised over to Dana after making the summit from Tioga Pass. Fun dayhike with amazing views at the summit.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 4:28 pm

mengboDana & Gibbs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

mengbo

A loop with Mt Dana & Gibbs.
Posted Aug 10, 2010 2:51 am

mrchad9Full pack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

mrchad9

Made the summit, with a full pack. Camped over Parker Pass to climb Koip and Kuna the day before. Didn't really think out a route in advance, wasn't sure where to drop my pack. Ended up hauling it up the south ridge and down the steep north ridge before dropping it at the Dana/Gibbs saddle to climb Dana, then hiked out.
Posted Jun 13, 2010 6:56 pm

SKISkiing in cement
Date Climbed: Jan 17, 2010

SKI

Tried to get up via the V-chute to the Cocaine Couloir, Only made it to the top of the V, fell like 30 times on the way down. Better day for ice climbing indeed.
Posted Jan 18, 2010 10:23 pm

Princess ButtercupTraverse from Dana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

Princess Buttercup

Up the NE ridge from Dana. Nice scrambling with enough snow to make it interesting.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 10:50 pm

soslawS. Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2009

soslaw

Tagged only because its on the SPS list. Views of the Lyell glacier to the south redeem this peak. 3:30 car to car.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 2:17 pm

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