Clouds Rest Climber's Log

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Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 19, 2007 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1998

Tenaya Flood  Sucess!

The first 100 yards of trail was a foot under water. The route up the ridge was a snowy waterfall. The right sole of my abused old boots fell off as I reached the top. But it was the top, AND LIFE WAS GOOD. A little medical tape 'saved my sole' on the way down.


cbuelow - Nov 18, 2007 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

Hiked up from Tenaya Lake on a beautiful fall day. Other than two guys I met on the summit who came up from Happy Isles, I didn't see anyone else all day.


panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2003

Start from Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

A 14-mile day trip.

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Sep 17, 2007 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

From Happy Isles to Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

We took our time. Just over 11 hours from trailhead to trailhead. Really great view from the summit. I cannot believe how squeamish people are when it comes to walking along the summit ridge. Even my two hiking buddies were really freaked out about it.

hbhiker - Sep 10, 2007 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

Backpack from Tuolomne

Climbed as part of Sierra Club backpack. Started from Tuolomne, spent first night at Nelson Lake, then cross country to Sunrise Lake (first lake) for overnight. Then 3rd day, day hike to summit Clouds Rest. 4th day hiked out to Tenaya Lake and took shuttle back to car. Wonderful view, although was lots of smoke in the air from fires near Santa Barbara.

Ol Walsher

Ol Walsher - Sep 9, 2007 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

Sure the trail up to half dome is beautiful and the summit is legendary, but Clouds Rest imho has better views and a lot less crowds making this my favorite between the two.


patient0 - Aug 1, 2007 1:52 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

Nice long walk. Amazing views, as others have said. Didn't see too many people along the trail on the way up (saw more on the way back), though the summit had a decent crowd of overnighters and such.


BCL - Jul 23, 2007 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

First day of a two day backpacking trip. Views are amazing. Crowded on the summit.


WeatherMan - Jul 11, 2007 2:24 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1998

One way from Tenaya to the Valley  Sucess!

I think this summit is actually more scenic than Half Dome! The hike is dramatic, on the narrow ridgeline you look down the deep canyon and can see for hundreds of miles on a clear day. You can hit both CR and HD on a comforable overnight from Tenaya Lake down to Happy Isles. Well worth it.


batesville - Jul 10, 2007 1:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

nice climb...  Sucess!

but a little hazy. None-the-less, the best views of the valley.


Pantilat - Jun 25, 2007 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

Sunrise  Sucess!

Went up Clouds Rest for early morning light from Tenaya lake. Spectacular!


metasyn11 - May 2, 2007 9:42 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2007

Unable to un-gape my jaw  Sucess!

Part of a 2-night backpacking trip (Echo Valley 1st night, Little Yosemite 2nd night). Fantastic views of everything in Yosemite from the summit on this perfect day. Took a nap on the summit, then did some scrambling on the pinnacles before heading down.


hockeyman - Mar 7, 2007 5:00 pm

Long day - fast pace  Sucess!

Hiked in from Tenaya Lake. Did the round trip in 5 1/2 hrs. Fast and light. Good weather at the top.

duaxanh - Dec 4, 2006 3:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2000

where the wind rests  Sucess!

Beautiful view with lots of wind. It was part of our training for Whitney and I had on my new shoes (not a good way to break it in). The view was much nicer than the crowded Half Dome.


heyitsme - Oct 17, 2006 9:29 pm

cr  Sucess!

better view than half dome.


kolbi2112 - Sep 26, 2006 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Tenaya --> Clouds Rest --> Half Dome  Sucess!

From Tenaya Lake, summited Clouds Rest and then continued on to Half Dome the next night. The best views in the valley!

tongos2 - Sep 12, 2006 4:56 am

happy isles->clouds rest-> half dome  Sucess!

hiked up to little yosemite, camped a night, left at 6:15 am in the morning to do clouds rest, saw the sunrise, made the top by 9:00. beautiful views, at all the angles. you can see just about everything. left the top around 9:20am, then hiked to half dome via the trail (JMT), and made the top of half dome at 11:20am. beautiful views as well, not as good as clouds rest, tons of peeps on the summit. on the way down, ran out of water, drink right out of the stream, hiked down to happy isles, and got back at 3ish.


rasgoat - Sep 12, 2006 4:41 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2006

See Yosemite  Sucess!

This is some of the best summit views in the park.
for more see my Trip Report


jonhersh - Aug 31, 2006 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1991

Route Climbed: Sunrise Lakes Trailhead

My 1st Sierra peak done as part of a loop trip from Sunrise Lakes trail. It was a long time ago but remember that the views were great.


Rockman - Aug 29, 2006 5:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2000

Nice  Sucess!

I think I like this "top" better that half dome.

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