Mount Dana Climber's Log

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Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jul 11, 2005 7:28 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: July 9, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed and skied Dana Couloir. Trip Report

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jun 27, 2005 11:48 am

Route Climbed: Galcier Canyon/NW Ridge Date Climbed: June 24, 2005  Sucess!

Incredible summit views. The skiing down the NE ridge and the couloir was the best backcountry skiing I've ever done. Well, almost the best, but I won't say where that was...


rgreene - Jun 27, 2005 3:51 am

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: 26 June 2005  Sucess!

Heavy snow year in 2005 - looks like Dana Couloir will have snow for another few weeks. Approach was extremely long, so much sun cup snow. Got run over by a snowboarder on the couloir and had to use self arrest (for the first time ever). Glad to report it worked!


murraymcleod - Jun 23, 2005 4:13 pm

Route Climbed: Class 1 from Tioga Pass Date Climbed: July 1976/July 1977  Sucess!

This is the first peak I ever climbed at the young age of 16. Got me started on a fairly long list of Sierra peaks bagged through the years. Climbed it again in 1977 (I think!) via the glacier/couloir route with newly purchased ice-axes (we sure looked cool hiking the JMT with those!). Climbed both times with Tim Stafford.


ASteele - Apr 14, 2005 10:46 pm

Route Climbed: Standard walk-up Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

A group of friends and I hiked up Dana one night after work to watch the moonrise. We had only been on top for 5 minutes or so when the biggest moon I've ever seen popped out over Mono Lake and the Craters. Up there with the most breathtaking things I've ever seen, for sure. The walk-off was mellow with a headlamp and a little moonlight.

woodcraft - Apr 12, 2005 12:15 am

Route Climbed: up Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!

2 feet of new snow made it tiring, but fresh.


ExploreABitMore - Mar 4, 2005 10:21 pm

Route Climbed: Tioga Pass Slopes Date Climbed: 06/27/99  Sucess!

Really nice day hike. Mono Lake from the summit was awsome. The register on the summit had some really moving entries in it.


bigwallt - Feb 28, 2005 10:14 am

Route Climbed: Couloir Date Climbed: early 1980's  Sucess!

One of my first Sierra summit's. It just seems like yesterday though it has been more than 20 years ago.


flotzilla - Dec 31, 2004 5:45 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: October 23 2003  Sucess!



Gene - Dec 10, 2004 8:14 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May or June 1979  Sucess!

Had a day off mid-week and went for it. Huffed and puffed due to sea-level lungs.


bricewilson - Dec 8, 2004 6:44 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Route (NW & West Slope) Date Climbed: June 9, 2004  Sucess!

This was such a fun little hike, with really awesome views. We even got to glissade a bit on the way down - sometimes it wasn't steep enough though, so we had to take a running start :)


flotzilla - Dec 1, 2004 9:23 pm

Route Climbed: main route Date Climbed: oct 2003  Sucess!

I 've climbed Dana many times. Just a great peak and fantasic views.

ripper333 - Oct 20, 2004 11:22 pm

Route Climbed: nw ridge Date Climbed: sept 2004  Sucess!

5th time climbing this peak. great to use as a morning

workout. killer views
august 2005....third pillar... INCREDIBLE.. thanks tom grundy for the lead....


asmrz - Sep 28, 2004 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir Date Climbed: September 25th  Sucess!

On September 25th, 2004, Penelope May and I climbed the Dana Couloir from our campsite on the right side (looking up) of the sickle shaped lake just below Dana Lake. The couloir was in perfect conditions with rock hard water ice in the center and good alpine ice on both sides. At the top of the gully we turned left, and traversed the ridge back to Dana Plateau. There we droped down the steep scree slope back to our tent.


thebeave7 - Sep 10, 2004 3:04 am

Route Climbed: Use trail from Tuolumne Pass Date Climbed: July 21st, 2004  Sucess!

Gorgeous views, and if you start early enough you miss the crowds.

Eric J Lee


tahoeberne - Aug 13, 2004 8:28 pm

Route Climbed: From Tioga Pass up the north slope. Date Climbed: Circa 1988 and again in February 1990  Sucess!

An easy, direct hike and plenty of beautiful wildflowers on the lower slope.

When I stayed at the Tioga Lodge in the winter I snowshoed most of the peak from the pass and carefully hiked over snow and ice to the summit.


Shaase - Aug 10, 2004 2:48 pm

Route Climbed: Third Pillar Date Climbed: August 2, 2004  Sucess!

Great Booty today! Did this climb as a prelude to a longer hike into Conness the following day.


kovarpa - Aug 9, 2004 11:57 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: August 8, 2004  Sucess!

I did this as a "cool-down" hike after Connes the previous day. Very nice views from the top - Mono Lake, Conness, Lyell...


TDRoberts - Jul 23, 2004 3:33 pm

Route Climbed: NW Ridge Date Climbed: Oct 2002  Sucess!

Quick morning hike on way back from Whitney region. Nice views down to Mono Lake and into Yosemite high country.


poorboy44 - Jul 23, 2004 2:38 pm

Route Climbed: November 2001 Date Climbed: Third Pillar  Sucess!

We got stuck behind 2 other teams and froze. Man it was cold!!!!!!!!

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