Clouds Rest Climber's Log

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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.


fedak - Aug 23, 2006 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2006

From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

First trip to the Yosemite after breaking my ankle 14 weeks earlier.
Pics are here

Peak Baguette

Peak Baguette - Aug 19, 2006 5:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

From Valley Floor  Sucess!

After a failed attempt on 06.24.06 involving swimming across Tenaya Lake to get to the TH and getting lost in the snow, decided to summit Clouds Rest from the Happy Isles side on 07.03.06. Stunning view, but sort of a challenge... as I hiked this, I kept thinking: "John Muir must've been totally ripped!" Clouds Rest is my favorite summit view ever! Next summer, I hope to double bag Clouds Rest with Half Dome from the Valley.


colinr - Aug 12, 2006 12:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

My favorite hike so far!  Sucess!

Hiked from Sunrise Lakes to Yosemite Valley via Clouds Rest and Half Dome with Bud, Trent, and Stephen. The views from Clouds Rest were the best. My brother Brian and his wife Amaryah thought enough of the views to hang out for 3 and 1/2 hours at the summit before heading back to the trailhead rather than following us down to Half Dome and the valley.


kngalaric - Aug 9, 2006 2:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Better views than Half Dome  Sucess!

The views are better, but without the waterfalls. Less crowded too, though not by much. Been up here twice. Tenaya Canyon sure is beautiful.


thebeave7 - Jul 5, 2006 5:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Valley Floor Dayhike

Climbed up from the valley floor after a quick jaunt up Half Dome first. The climb never seemed to end, though the views from the top are spectacular, well worth the effort.


ckerth - May 29, 2006 9:58 pm

Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed Clouds Rest and Half Dome as part of a long day on a backpacking trip

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - May 24, 2006 7:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2002

Route Climbed: From Tenaya Lake  Sucess!

A pleasant hike. Skip the trail near the top and find a clean granite scramble. (x2) From Yosemite Valley in December, camping on top (December 6, 2008).


uwjennie - May 22, 2006 11:42 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Route climbed: South Slope from the Valley  Sucess!

After backing off our trip plans to do Bloody Mountain due to weather conditions two of us headed for Yosemite instead. We decided on a whim to hike to the top of Clouds Rest from the Valley on Saturday morning. We started a bit late, so we arrived at the summit around 3. This is the time of year to hike this peak. You get the most amazing waterfalls, views of the snow covered peaks, and there aren't many folks around. We were the only ones on the summit and only saw about 10 people total after leaving the JMT. We had the summit to ourselves on this amazing day. The view is much better than from Half Dome. We were on snow for the last 1000 feet or so.

lakenyon - May 14, 2006 11:03 pm

trail  Sucess!

07/2005: Part of a pleasant 4-day backpacking trip.


rangermatt - May 3, 2006 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

Best view in the park  Sucess!

Hitchhiked after work up to Tenaya Lake, spent the night on the granite beneath the stars, then went over Cloud's Rest and down to Yosemite. Met a great girl on top and jogged/ran most of the way down to Happy Isles, capped off by the delicious but overpriced Curry Village buffet.


JasonH - Apr 1, 2006 6:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2000

Route Climbed: northeast ridge  Sucess!

Great climb. One of the best views I've seen.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 30, 2006 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2002

Enough granite to astound a NH boy  Sucess!

My first hike in the Sierra, and I just couldn't get over how much granite was out there. It was enough to bring me back to the range the following years, 50-something summits and counting.


mountainmatt - Mar 18, 2006 6:26 am

East Ridge  Sucess!

After a huge party at SHSC.


SummitJunkie - Mar 7, 2006 2:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2005

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge  Sucess!

Hiked solo from Tenya Lake in 2.5 hours. Met a great couple from Holland on the summit, they were just finishing up a 4 day backpack trip through little Yosemite Valley. A very rewarding experience.


SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 9:04 pm

Route Climbed: From Tuolumne meadows Date Climbed: August 30, 1996  Sucess!

Made a wonderful camp on the lower slopes of Cloud's Rest with a greta view of the Clark Range. Wicked thunderstorm with nearby lightning strikes scrared the hell out of us.

OakAsDefense - Oct 16, 2005 5:21 pm

Route Climbed: NE Ridge Date Climbed: 24-SEP-05  Sucess!

Wanted this for a long time, but illness & traffic stopped me. Feeling so-so(?), I left SJC, CA again at 2:00a and hit Tenaya trailhead by 6:45a. With recent illness, didn't know if I would need to camp -- so I backpacked (not u-light) to summit by noon -- filmed, lunched and drank it all in by 1:30p -- dragged back into TenayaLk by 6:30p. A 3 hour nap, and the drive home closed out the 24 hr loop extraordinaire!

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