Clouds Rest Climber's Log

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Elwood

Elwood - Nov 3, 2001 8:32 am

Route Climbed: N.W. Ridge from Tenaya Lake Date Climbed: Late Oct. 94  Sucess!

This was one of my most memorable wilderness trips! The Sierra had just recieved its first big snow storm of the winter a few days before our departure. A friend & myself had already taken the time off work, & the weather was supposed to be stable, but cool, so we decided to go for it! Needless to say a map & compass came in real handy on this trip. Our first night was spent on a granite bench 10ft. above the ground, which was free of snow & dry, near Sunrise Lakes. After two days of waddling in knee deep snow, we arrived on the summit of Clouds Rest. We found a fairly flat, but small place to pitch our tent, then preceeded to collect water & eat. After all the chores were done, we sat back & enjoyed the 360 degree views of the Yosemite high country. While watching an awesome sunset, we enjoyed a couple of stogies!

mconnell - Jul 17, 2001 12:13 pm

Route Climbed: Trail from Tenaya Lake Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Really nice view. Walked up and back in 4.5 hours.

John

John - Jul 5, 2001 4:58 pm

Route Climbed: Lollipop route: Ascend NE Ridge, descend SW Ridge via Sunrise Trailhead Date Climbed: September 19, 1999  Sucess!

A nice day hike to a smaller, less-crowded summit than Half Dome, but with splendid views of the valley. Beautiful weather and views the day I went. A trip report and photo gallery are available here. Don't forget to stop and view Clouds Rest from Olmstead Point on SR-120.

mpbro

mpbro - Jul 3, 2001 3:20 pm

Route Climbed: NW ridge from Tenaya Lake Date Climbed: June 15, 2000  Sucess!



Lots of folks, lots of mosquitoes, but this is a great outing regardless of mitigating circumstances.

trip report is here

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