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Ascent of Clouds Rest on 2016-05-13

Climber: Benjamin Thomson

Others in Party:Dylan
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 13, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clouds Rest
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9926 ft / 3025 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part of a 50 mile backpacking trip all over the valley. This was my first visit to Yosemite, and I wanted to climb half dome, but didn't really want to mess with it with the cables down, so we went for clouds rest. Big snow year had us a bit worried, but the snow wasn't a major issue, and we were able to summit with a very light pack after making base camp below.

Views at the summit were incredible. Looking down on half dome and the valley and over at the big peaks in the distance. Truly amazing.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:45 mi / 72.4 km
Descent Statistics



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