North Dome Climber's Log

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IronHiker - Oct 11, 2021 10:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2021

From Porcupine Creek  Sucess!

Hiked with wife from Porcupine Creek. We picked up Indian Rock and the Natural Arch on the way back. Views into the Valley marred by smoke.

T. White

T. White - Aug 1, 2020 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2020

Afternoon summit  Sucess!

The beginning of a heat wave made this more tiring than expected, but views into Tenaya Canyon in particular were fantastic. Great framing of Half Dome from the natural arch, too. Even got some time alone on the dome due to the covid-thinned crowds.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Nov 10, 2018 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2018

Amazing Hike !

Climbed with a novice friend but had a great time with amazing views except for the smoke early on in the day.


Deb - Jun 17, 2018 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2018

Trail Run w/Indian Rock and Arch  Sucess!

From Tioga Rd, a pleasant run to North Dome before the crowds then a side trot to Yosemite's only natural arch and Indian Rock for some Class 4 scrambling. Great day in the park with no people!


RoryKuykendall - Nov 28, 2017 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2017

From Tioga Road  Sucess!

W/ Krista. Really loved this hike.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2015

From Tioga  Sucess!

Love visiting Yosemite this time of year

Brian Asher

Brian Asher - May 5, 2016 3:26 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2015

North Rim Loop  Sucess!

Fun route up Yosemite Falls over to North Dome and Indian Rock before heading back down to the valley facing Half Dome to complete the loop. GPS acted up, but majority of route can be seen here:


Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 11:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1987

Via Crest Jewell  Sucess!

With Jim in late 80's. Amazing climb in a great location.
Also with John via trail on 5/3/14 with a lot of snow on trail.


sierracanon - Sep 7, 2015 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2015

Family summit  Sucess!

The middle day of a backpack trip with JoAnn, Justine, and Eliza. A trip full of firsts for my lovely companions.


jkantoline - Jun 23, 2015 1:37 am

Gorgeous Views  Sucess!

Amazing views! Easy but rewarding climb.


Marmaduke - Sep 30, 2013 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

My Wife turns 50  Sucess!

A nice day with my two daughters, nephew and my wife Dawn who celebrates her 50th at the summit. From the Valley Floor via Snow Creek Trail. Not your average class 1 trail


cafzal - Jul 23, 2013 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

Porcupine to North Dome  Sucess!

Dayhiked with some friends. Got off trail due to lots of snow but found our way. Great views!


heyitsme - Jul 17, 2013 2:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2013

North Dome  Sucess!

climbed from yosemite falls and also tioga road. great view of valley.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Apr 11, 2013 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2012

Porcupine Creek & Yosemite Falls  Sucess!

When I climbed in the valley as a kid, I always wanted to scale this dome from the valley along with its more notable neighbor, but I'm content these days to walk out to its lofty viewpoint and enjoy the company of whoever I'm with.


muajee - Sep 17, 2012 4:17 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2010

via Porcupine Creek Trail  Sucess!

Not sure if I shall actually sign the summit log, for this is more like hiking "down" to the dome... ...guess it counts since the route is listed in approach.

Very nice and pleasant hike. Dramatic clouds; pretty great view. Had to race with the storm on the way back - I won!

JonathanHeywood - Jun 19, 2012 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

North Dome  Sucess!

Started the hike at Porcupine Flat then hit North Dome and Indian Rock. Headed down to Yosemite Valley via the Snow Creek Trail.


Niels79 - May 6, 2012 10:31 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

Yosemite Falls Trail  Sucess!

Tioga will open tomorrow... Can't wait :)


calipidder - Apr 22, 2012 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2003

With group from work  Sucess!

Brought some folks from work out here to show them what Yosemite has to offer. A great time was had by all.


krrt2000 - Feb 26, 2012 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

From North (Porcupine)  Sucess!

Good hike, Indian Rock too.


smurfer - Jan 2, 2012 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2012

Tioga still open  Sucess!

With my gf overseas and not feeling like the usual New Year's Eve festivities I through my gear into my car and head to Yosemite on New Years Eve. Upper Pines campsite was only about 70% full when I arrived at 4pm.

I broke camp quietly at 5:30am and with Tioga (CA-SR-120) open and completely ice free, I planned to have a crack at Mt Dana or some other such peak along that range. However, the trail heads up that end of Tioga pass were icey enough that I decided to turn back and make it a day for a leisurely North Face hike (I had my ice/snow gear, but I strapped on and off my crampons in the first mile already a few times... not my idea of fun). Just a few patches of snow and ice from the Porcupine trail head, which were no longer slippery by the time I came back.

The views here were worth it for me and make sure you do the Indian Rock side trail (a nice natural arch).

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