Standard Route (NW & West Slope) Climber's Log

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Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Jul 31, 2020 5:27 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

NW Slope  Sucess!

A good workout for folks as myself coming up same day from sea level. Over 3,000 vert in a relatively short distance. Once on plateau, just straight up the stepping stones. Truly a great big pile of rocks. Patches of snow remaining at the top this March. Saw one other person while on the mountain, he coming down, me going up. At the point we passed, we were on the rock pile, 1/4 mile apart, so waved, shouted, and were on our respective ways.

T. White

T. White - Oct 2, 2018 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2018

Best "use trail" I've ever hiked  Sucess!

I actually appreciated the copious short switchbacks, no sense wasting time getting up this rock pile...


hightinerary - Jul 26, 2018 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2018

Surprise!  Sucess!

At first I didn't believe I was on the summit so soon. I thought I must be on a false summit, but clearly I was on the highest point in the area. The summit benchmark helped convince me, too.


Diesel - Jul 22, 2016 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

3,000 ft elevation in 3 miles  Sucess!

This is the easiest way to get to the top of Dana. The trail is only 3 miles with the best part down in the meadow surrounded by vegetation. Once above that, the landscape is baren and unexciting until reaching the summit.

bshirley - Sep 9, 2015 3:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2015

nice hike  Sucess!

nice hike if you are looking to bag an easy peak in yosemite


GlennD - Jun 13, 2015 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

Dana  Sucess!

After some trouble finding a camping spot near the pass, climbed Dana from the Tioga Pass gate. Pretty windy at the top but great views! First 13'er!!


spacemonkey - Aug 16, 2013 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2013

Easy Half Day  Sucess!

Kind of a slog on the way down

justinjohnsen - May 14, 2012 1:20 am Date Climbed: May 13, 2012

Hike  Sucess!

A nice half day hike with Katie and Jay. Met backcountry skiers running Solstice and Dana Couloirs. Trail obscured by snow in places but not much of a problem.


JHH60 - Jun 16, 2011 11:11 am

Many times

This was the first mountain I hiked up in California. I've done it many times since.


traverpen - Nov 23, 2010 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

Sold on snow

The snow was beautiful in June this year. I probably would not do the NW slope again if there was not snow on it. Hiking through that rock is so much more cumbersum that on the snow. Plus you get to glissade, well kind of.


Marmaduke - Oct 23, 2010 11:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2010

Easier than I guessed  Sucess!

Only because of a 30 pound pack and 18 inches of snow made it a little rough. No pack and no snow would have been a breeze.


stepho - Aug 5, 2010 12:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2010

anual hike  Sucess!

have begun doing this on my birthday by coincidence. with the current trail i don't think its any harder than class 1


mdostby - Oct 27, 2008 4:18 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2004

NW Slope  Sucess!

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


Sharon - Sep 26, 2007 4:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1996

Fun!  Sucess!

Partner: Stve Reynolds

Fun hike! Super views!

A Bit

A Bit - Aug 26, 2007 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2006

NW Walk-up  Sucess!

Not too crowded on a very windy day.


mtngeek - Jun 13, 2007 1:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2007

Dana Traverse  Sucess!

Great hike up the Northwest Slope on a sunny day with some snowcover, summiting to no wind, and then skidding down the scree/talus of the South Slope. Best part was that we had the whole mountain to ourselves.


Wallylongridge - Feb 15, 2007 4:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 1988

Northwest Face  Sucess!

nice hike to a nice peak.


Misha - Jun 20, 2006 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Walk-up  Sucess!

Casual walk-up from Tioga Pass. A good half of the route was snow covered; it was rather enjoyable and easy to hike up in trail runners. While on the summit, we took an hour long power nap. Nice views and weather! As I wrote in the summit register, this is one of the better choss piles in the High Sierra.


James_W - Mar 7, 2006 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2005

Great Warmup Hike

Took standard route up Dana. Fantasic trail condition and views, a little less crowded than the valley. Some true YDS class 2 leading to the summit but never hard.

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