Talk:Mount Dana

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def. not the 18th highest in cali. Aggesiz (sp) in the palisades i know is the 20th highest in CA at well over 13800. there are 13 14ers in CA and numerous peaks in the very high 13000s.

Um, ropes? Having climbed both Dana and Lyell, I can assert that neither require ropes, though crampons and an axe on Lyell may be useful. So while Dana doesn't require ropes, it's not unique in this aspect, and Lyell is the higher peak.

Mt. Lyell does not require ropes. We've climbed it with just an ice axe. Asserting that Mt. Dana is the highest in Yosemite that does not require ropes is incorrect.

Agree hike395 04:10, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

I also thought that Dana was named after Richard Henry Dana, first time I've heard otherwise.

Added a citation for name origin, feel free to verify hike395 04:10, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Contested info moved to talk[edit]

  • Temperatures can drop very quickly, with hot 100 °F (38 °C){{dubious|date=July 2007}} weather dropping to freezing levels during a hailstorm.

Please do not return this information to the article without a citation to support it.--BirgitteSB 22:16, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

First Ascent[edit]

I removed Josiah Whitney's name which was listed as one of the first to climb Dana. Roper says just Brewer and Hoffmann. Farquhar reports "Whitney spoke of it as an easy trip for tourists. (Whitney Survey: Geology, 1865, p. 435.)." I quess the most that can be said is that Brewer and Hoffmann made the first recorded ascent. --droll [chat] 02:14, 6 August 2009 (UTC)