Mount Dana Climber's Log

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cp0915 - Jun 28, 2004 10:25 am

Date Climbed: June 27, 2004  Sucess!

A good hike. Nice views of the Sierra and half-frozen, iceberg'd Dana Lake down below.


mdostby - Jun 25, 2004 10:24 pm

Route Climbed: From the pass to the NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 24, 2004  Sucess!

Nice workout. Awesome views in every direction from the summit.


blmcclain - Jun 21, 2004 1:41 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir - NW Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: June 20th, 2004  Sucess!

Started out from Tioga Lake at 6:30 am and was at the base of the couloir by 9:30. Half way up the couloir took my helmet off to wipe away the sweat and ended up dropping it. Glissaded to the bottom of the bowl to get it and back up the couloir. Snow is getting quite icy in the couloir and had much difficulty kick-stepping. Made the summit a bit after noon and enjoyed the views for an hour. Headed back down the NW Ridge and into Glacier Canyon. A little over 7 miles round trip but a summit I'd do again anytime!


birdhead - Jun 20, 2004 9:43 pm

Route Climbed: Standard NW Slope Date Climbed: June 17, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked with Jess and Ryan. Took about 3hrs to summit. Really good views of much of the park. Met one other hiker on top - Brett, I think. Took in the views for 30 minutes and headed down for a beer.


hyperbolictans - Jun 6, 2004 3:44 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 5th June 2004  Sucess!

Drove up from Bay area and started from Tioga lake lookout at 9:30am and slowly hiked up the beautiful glacier canyon. Didn't reach the foot of the couloir till 2pm. Kickstepped up the couloir in about 2hr (No Bergschrund, some patches of hard snow). Took me more than an hour of postholing and cursing to get up to the summit from the saddle. The view was fantastic; nobody was around at the summit. Can't find summit logbook (is there one up there?)

Came down by the regular route.

Brett A - May 16, 2004 11:15 pm

Route Climbed: West Slope Date Climbed: May 16, 2004  Sucess!

This was my first 13er. There was still quite a bit of snow which helped a lot on the descent. My dad and I left the Bay Area at 6AM and started up the mountain at 8:45. When we saw how much snow there was we didn't think we would be going very far, but we kept going up to every false peak we saw, and then the real one. Weather was great, though a little cold and windy, and the view of Mono Lake was great, as well as the rest of the Sierras. We saw about 4 different parties on the way up, and a couple more on the way down, so it wasn't very crowded. ~5 hours up, 1:45 down.

Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jan 26, 2004 11:29 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

One day climb up my first ice couloir. Impressive 360 degree view from the summit. Descended the NW slope.

mtnfoto - Jan 20, 2004 7:07 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: October 1977  Sucess!

Soloed the couloir. Huge bergschrund- I had to downclimb 30 feet or so to the bottom and front point up the other side. Climb was uneventful after that. Glad I had sharp tools!

Dave Dinnell

Dave Dinnell - Jan 11, 2004 9:13 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Rt. Date Climbed: July 6, 1986  Sucess!

Assisted a group of kids from Camp Tawonga to the summit. Great Views and worth the effort.


mountaincheetah - Jan 9, 2004 3:18 pm

Route Climbed: Straight Up Date Climbed: October 6th 2003  Sucess!

Tough climb with no prep work and 4hrs of sleep, but left me and my partner wanting.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Dec 27, 2003 10:55 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 17 August 2002  Sucess!


Paul Spraycar - Dec 27, 2003 1:17 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: 8/3/2003  Sucess!

Great views of Mono Lake from the top. About 90 minutes from Tioga Pass.

Sierrabonehead - Nov 20, 2003 11:13 pm

Route Climbed: Tioga walk up Date Climbed: August 1995  Sucess!

Climbed via easy route, Tioga Pass to the north ridge to summit. Spent the night on the summit. Spectacular full moon night. Mono Lake view inpressive. Descent at 0700 in cold west wind and small hardpack snow fields via same route.

fugla - Nov 4, 2003 6:50 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Sept 26, 2003  Sucess!

Too hot, but awesome views

Dave K - Oct 27, 2003 1:45 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: October 25, 2003  Sucess!

A fun late fall hike with stellar views from the summit, followed by a delicious Whoa Nellie dinner.

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Oct 27, 2003 12:07 am

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: June 96  Sucess!

Slog with a view


earthchic - Sep 15, 2003 10:07 pm

Route Climbed: NW slope Date Climbed: Sept. 13, 2003  Sucess!

Incredible views from the summit. We went the standard route up and descended into Dana Creek on the way back down.


mpbro - Sep 15, 2003 10:51 am

Route Climbed: West slopes Date Climbed: 12 September 2003  Sucess!

Nice hike. We forgot to print the SP page and really had no idea where we were going. We started from the parking lot west of Tioga Pass (mistake #1), and just headed southeast, following game trails through the forest. We headed uphill about a half mile south of the standard route, and walked up the beautiful bowl northwest of the summit before following the surprisingly nice use trail to the summit.

I forgot our exact times, but I think 2:15 up, and maybe 1:45 down, not including an enjoyable lunch on the summit on a windless day. Great summit views in theory, but a bit of smoke/smog on this day.


Felsberg - Sep 15, 2003 12:03 am

Route Climbed: NW Slope Date Climbed: Sept 14, 2003

Nice simple hike, with great views. So many peaks to climb... PICS

Bill Ott

Bill Ott - Aug 31, 2003 10:28 pm

Route Climbed: Trail from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: 1994  Sucess!

What an impressive view.

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