After Eagle Peak the prior day.
Beautiful summit views.
Get's overlooked for how nice it is.
Great view down onto Nevada Falls.
Overall a fairly easy scramble from the LYV trail near Nevada falls; the only tricky part was in the upper gully, as snow was still lingering there. Got a view of Nevada Falls from the top, and saw three bears as we were descending. The "trail" is fairly easy to find; there are well established cairns about every 100 feet.
Agree, keeping to the climber's right in the gully is easier, less bushwhacking.
Great hike with a tough, fast, & fun meetup club. We were rewarded with excellent views and no other company but us. Due to the drought there were just a few patches of snow & ice but those Jeffries on top were green and still hanging on.
1 year anniversary hike after breaking my ankle the year before.
Hit Sierra Point on the way up before ascending the NE Gully.
Pics and commentary are here.
Probably the best approach ever, didn't even care if we got to the summit. Falls are peaking and we left early enough in the morning to avoid the crowds on the Mist trail. Found our solitude steps off the trail out of LYV. Fun day, great views.
Good little peak! Here's my trip report.
Climbed with a team of eight. Great views on top and some interesting looking trees.
Had a couple of hours to stretch the legs. Fantastic views all the way around!
Sometime before 1994, climbed with brother Tom.
Climbed up from the valley. No snow at all on the way up. Strange winter. Got really warm climbing. It's like summer. Fun summit! Awesome views!
Skirted the shoulder of LC before cutting in. The best way is to stay to the climber's right of the summit heading South. Views were okay...
Nice climb to grab some views after doing the slabs the day before
It was easy enough to find my way from the JMT, although there are a myriad of use trails (many with recent footprints) all over the NE side of the dome. I had a nice little nap with accompanying sunburn on the summit before descending via the notch between Liberty Cap and Mt Broderick. In the snow remaining in the notch, I saw footprint evidence of a bear glissading :)
Yet another beautiful view of Yosemite - made the bushwacking and falling in snow up to waist well worth it. Even made a snow angel off of the JMT on my way back.
Beautiful hike in the newly fallen snow. Saw only two other people all day long on the hike up from the Happy Isles trailhead. Yosemite in winter is a much different experience than the summertime tourist zoo.
A little bushwhacking, a little scrambling, rewards one with great views in all directions, plus weathered Jeffery Pines, reminiscent of the one that expired on Sentinel Dome. The most amazing thing though, especially for Yosemite in June is there was no one else on the summit!
I didn't find much information about the route to climb Liberty Cap, but not much was necessary. I took the Mist Trail past Vernal and Nevada Falls which were running low, but still were an impressive sight. From the intersection of the Mist Trail with the JMT just beyond the top of Nevada Falls, I continued about 1/4 mile till I could see the plateau to the NE of the summit of Liberty Cap. There are some light trails here and there, and there are cairns marking the trail from here if you can spot them. In either case, it is rather easy to find a way to this broad barren area at about 6500'. See the TOPO! 3D map I uploaded for some perspective of the route. From here, looking SW, you will see the scrambling gully covered in shrubs heading up Liberty Cap. Again, it is possible to find light trails now and then, but any route works, some just require more bushwacking. I ascended the climbers left side of the gully, and descended on the opposite side. Both routes are not difficult, but use some caution because there are areas where it would be tough to stop yourself once you lost footing. The view from the top is awesome with Half Dome looking to the North, and the Yosemite Valley to the West. I highly recommend a hike up Liberty Cap. Despite seeing a couple hundred people on the trial along the way, not a single person was on the summit, and the light trails didn't show any footprints.