Mount Dana Climber's Log

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panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004

Late afternoon ascent  Sucess!

Started from Tioga Pass entrance station in the afternoon. On our way down saw the sunset. This is probably the easiest accessible 13ers to train for altitude.

Quensell - Sep 28, 2007 8:35 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007

Easy acclimatisation  Sucess!

Mount Dana is the obvious choice to gain some "time in the sky" before attempting Mount Whitney, and what a climb this is, the view from the top is one of the best I have ever seen, looking right accross Yosemite and down onto Mono lake, and even as far as the White Mountains near Bishop. I must make a note to do this one again sometime.


Luciano136 - Sep 17, 2007 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

Standard route  Sucess!

Hiked with Scott (below), Chrissy and May (someone we picked up at the trailhead :). Took a slow pace as it was the first peak I had done since end of July. Nice at 10k but pretty cold on the summit; without gloves it was pretty uncomfortable at times...

Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Sep 17, 2007 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

We made it in 6 hours CTC. Spent about 45 minutes at the top. Great view.


kovarpa - Sep 14, 2007 1:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

trail  Sucess!

just to get some altitude in...


danman3156 - Aug 28, 2007 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Third Pillar

The third pillar was an amazing climb, I can not think of anything better.


forjan - Aug 21, 2007 2:01 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Dana Couloir 'quartet'  Sucess!

Belayed the 'shrund pitch and then simulclimbed the rest with TINA TRETINA and along side the Daly's. Last 40 feet at the top of the couloir was melted out and dry (loose rock). Couloir was mostly neve transitioning to ice.

Route Climbed: Solstice Couloir (solo)
Date Climbed: September 17, 2006

Nearly after a 5 year absence to Mt. Dana's summit, I decided to climb the Solstice Couloir (after viewing Rob Yang's beta pictures from the previous weekend). I started from the Tioga Lake parking lot (9,750') at 7:00am. Arrived at the base of the Solstice couloir (11,500') by 9:00am. Heard and saw Kurt Wedberg with 2 clients heading for the Dana couloir. At 9:25am, I started up the couloir solo. Took me 65 minutes to finish it. I climbed all the way to 12,500' before I exited. I didn't have the b*lls to solo the last 15 feet of the couloir (it seemed 75+ degrees....corniced), so I exited to the left on some loose rock. It took me like 20 minutes to climb those last 20 feet of loose rock. Summited at 11:00am. Back to the car at Tioga Lake by 1:00pm (6 hrs roundtrip).

Route Climbed: Dana Couloir
Date Climbed: October 7, 2001

Dana couloir's ice was very hard. Cannot use pickets, only ice screws for anchors. Took Vince and I 4 pitches from the bergschrund to the notch. Dana couloir's bergschrund on south side was 25 ft high or so (on October 7, 2001). Great views of Mono Lake from Dana's summit.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Aug 20, 2007 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Nice hike late in the day after driving from Medford, Oregon.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Aug 20, 2007 11:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Dana Couloir.....Party Of Four!  Sucess!

The quartet: Deb, Tina, Miguel, and yours truly. Got a late start on the couloir; mostly neve with some ice. The highlight and the crux: the berschund (25 feet of ice, up the left center).....nice lead Miguel! Slog to the summit and a bee-line to Whoa Nelli (where else?). A great day with friends!!


NavySeabee - Aug 16, 2007 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2007

Dana-Gibbs Meal Deal  Sucess!

Made the climb from Tioga Pass in beautiful skies and gusty winds with my brother-in-law Dimitri. Descended to the Dana-Gibbs saddle to tag Mount Gibbs. Good warmup climb for our Whitney climb two days later.


emilie - Aug 16, 2007 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2007

From Tioga Pass  Sucess!

A bit of a boring hike - scree and talus field, no snow - but the views got better and better until the top. Saw a marmot and jack rabbit. I agree w/another climber below - I was speechless when I got to the top. I definitely felt the altitude but was feeling good for not having climbed much this year. Hope to be back to Yosemite soon...

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Aug 6, 2007 11:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

NW Slope  Sucess!

A fun scramble up the NW slope. Took my girlfriend for her highest summit thus far. A beautiful day with no wind and great 360-degree views! Plan on returning, hopefully, next Spring/Summer for Dana Couloir.

6/5/10 - Skied the Dana Couloir and Ellery Bowl - another amazing Sierra spring (early summer) ski descent!

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Jul 22, 2007 8:02 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2007

solo by Dana couloir  Sucess!

Ascentn by Dana couloir alone, completely icy above the bergshrund, descent by the normal route


s_kavert - Jul 3, 2007 12:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Route: NW Slope  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife as a warmup for Mt. Shasta at the end of June. Got a late start and had to hurry due to clouds moving in. The views of the surrounding peaks and Mono Lake were definitely the highlight.


ryan_tx - Jul 1, 2007 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2007

June Day Hike  Sucess!

Climbed this peak with 4 other buddies via NW route as a day hike in preparation for Half Dome two days later. A little tougher than we expected (me being a flatlander and all). Only a couple of people on the trail throughout the day. The marmots on the summit were very photogenic & active. The views from the top are excellent.

Fredd C Dobbs

Fredd C Dobbs - Jun 26, 2007 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2007

From Tioga Pass  Sucess!

Lots of 'upside' to this peak including great vista photo ops. Unfortunatley my Kodak malfunctioned on half my shots. I guess I'll have to go back-next season.

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 26, 2007 11:14 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Dana Coloir  Sucess!

My brother Jon and I climbed this on our Memorial Day bash in Yosemite. We used this as our acclimitization peak. The coulior was in great condition. We had a blast and great views from the summit. We descended via the walkers route.


96avs01 - May 28, 2007 8:28 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Alternate Destination  Sucess!

Dayhiked NW slope with the GF after slicing a tire on White Mtn. Road canceled plans to hit Telescope Peak. Great views and enjoyable conditions with minimal people for Memorial Day weekend!

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - May 20, 2007 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2005

Trail from Tioga Pass  Sucess!

Early morning ascent with my dad in preparation for Whitney. The storm from the previous afternoon left a good amount of snow above 12,000' but my father insisted on the summit even in his old worn-out tennis shoes.


yaknjorgl - Apr 10, 2007 12:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

on the highway  Sucess!

nice view

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