Clouds Rest Climber's Log

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spacemonkey

spacemonkey - Apr 23, 2018 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2017

Out and back from Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

I didn't have any issues with altitude, but this was hard for me for some reason. Lots of rough rock on the trail, wore out my feet using trail runners.

Drewid

Drewid - Sep 18, 2017 2:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2017

NE Ridge Hike  Sucess!

Fun day hike with MHW from Tenaya Lake up through magnificent forest. The final push along the ridge is enjoyable. Great position and views from the summit. Staring down the endless waves of granite into Tenaya Canyon and across at the enormous South Face of Mt. Watkins was mesmerizing.

kaylam87

kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:46 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2015

Peaceful  Sucess!

A long but peaceful hike. Beautiful flowers. The knife ridge wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. A great hike!

Will Newcomb

Will Newcomb - Aug 25, 2016 9:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2016

From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

Slept 2.5 hours in the car before starting out on the trail. Hiking before dawn kept the three of us cool and we were rewarded with a stunning sunrise to the east. We hung out at the summit of Clouds Rest for an hour and a half before hiking back to Tenaya Lake and taking a refreshing swim. Fantastic hike!

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Aug 24, 2016 11:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2016

From Sunrise  Sucess!

Mediocre trail but amazing views of the valley from the top.

StumblingBear

StumblingBear - Aug 7, 2016 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2016

I can see for miles  Sucess!

It was a long, hot, dry hike from Tenaya Lake, but the view was well worth.

Romain

Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1999

Via trail  Sucess!

This turns out to have been my first SPS peak. Spent a night near the summit.

CameronGround

CameronGround - Jan 10, 2016 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

Great views up top, especially considering how accessible it is with the trail. This makes it great for taking friends who wouldn't necessarily be down for more involved off trail peak bagging.

iditarod81

iditarod81 - Jul 21, 2015 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2015

Gorgeous day  Sucess!

Via NW Ridge. We managed to squeeze in this hike on one of the few storm-free days this summer!

Ian Culhane

Ian Culhane - Apr 14, 2015 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2015

From Valley Floor  Sucess!

Great backpacking trip from the valley floor. We started hiking the day after a snowstorm 4-6 inches of snow, so the park was relatively empty. Set up camp around the junction between the split in the trail for Half Dome and Clouds Rest. The next day mainly consisted of a slog through the snow; we were the first ones up since the snow, so route finding was a bit tricky. The last 500 feet were quite difficult due to nearly 2 feet of snow, but the view from the top was well worth the trouble. Did a quick trip up Liberty Cap on the way out; great way to end the trip.

Dalian

Dalian - Oct 9, 2014 8:03 pm

Clouds Rest - Half Dome

For the past 6 years, I did the Cloud's Rest - Half Dome loop.
( 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

I usually go from the Yosemite Valley to Clouds Rest first, sleep around or on top of the mountain, enjoy the sunset and the sunrise on the mountain. In the morning, after the sunrise and the breakfast, I walk down then up to Half Dome. The same day I get back to the Valley. It is the most beautiful routine of my life!

ScottWhitneyBound

ScottWhitneyBound - Aug 10, 2014 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2014

Via Sunrise Lakes TH  Sucess!

Lots of mosquitoes near the water features. By myself at the summit for the first several minutes on a Monday.

nikhilm - Jul 9, 2014 6:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

second time  Sucess!

Climbed this with a full pack to train, almost a year after the first time. Even with a pack it was much easier than last time, so guess I'm getting stronger :)

JimmyJazz

JimmyJazz - Jun 25, 2014 11:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 1994

Via Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Approximate date. Great alternative to Half Dome as a Central Yosemite hike with spectacular views and a lot fewer people, especially in the fall, when I did it.

larrychenshen

larrychenshen - May 28, 2014 11:48 pm

summitpost climbers log  Sucess!

summitpost climbers log

trexkerry - Apr 13, 2014 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2014

From Happy Isles  Sucess!

Second year in a row doing a mid-April dayhike from Happy Isles, made it without snowshoes but lots of snow above 9000 feet and on summit. Trip report is HERE

Cedar - Dec 20, 2013 12:14 am Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013

From Happy Isles  Sucess!

Nice long dayhike from the valley. Mist Trail was closed which added an extra 2 miles to the hike. Patches of snow starting at 7000 ft continuing up the summit which, itself, was virtually free of snow.

JeremiahJohnson - Oct 27, 2013 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2013

JMT side trip  Sucess!

Went up there as a side trip on day 2 of a JMT thru-hike that included 11 peaks. Glorious views of the Valley and Half Dome.

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Sep 30, 2013 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2013

Best view of Yosemite   Sucess!

Turned back due to time and snow back in early May. But went back and well worth it, great views of the Valley.

cafzal

cafzal - Jul 23, 2013 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2013

Sunrise to Clouds Rest  Sucess!

Dayhiked here during a backpacking trip with my friend. Fantastic views and fairly easy hike from Sunrise camp.

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