|Tioga Pass 2 Day
Ski & Splitboard Mountaineering
This weekend traditionally completes our ASI Ski Season. It's a great time to get together once again for the last ski before the climbing season. This year, we will offer both intermediate routes on the moderate corn slopes on both sides of Hwy 120 as well as the steeper options of Mt. Dana and Ellery Bowl. All will be enjoyed from a comfortable car camp/basecamp. Join us for the season's last ski!
For Dana/Ellery Bowl we begin near Tioga Pass (9,945') at the west end of Tioga Lake.
We follow the benches and slopes up Glacier Canyon to Dana Lake (11,100'). From here, we climb the Dana Couloir to its top about 12,300'. The descent of the couloir is classic 40° steep skiing and has a big, no fall feel. From the glacier, we contour around then climb the opposite wall of the canyon to Dana Plateau (11,582') to the top of Ellery Bowl to the broad-sloped cornice run down to Ellery Lake and a spotted vehicle.
For False White Mountain Peak (12,802'), our preferred route begins from Tioga Pass to Gaylor Peak, then along the crest to False White Mountain Peak. We choose between several descent options depending on the snow conditions, often to a spotted vehicle along the Tioga Pass Road.
-Routes may vary-
Prepare for comfortable car camping. 1-2 days acclimatization recommended prior to the climb.
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