The view from the top of the stunning 3rd Pillar of Dana.
3rd Pillar of Dana, III, 5.9+ Driving up Tioga Pass, looking toward the south this is a prominent granite pillar that makes climbers nearly veer off the road. With pitch after pitch of classic Yosemite climbing on stellar granite with awesome views of Mono Lake, this is one of the best and most accessible alpine rock climbs of its grade in the entire Sierra. The pitches become increasingly difficult as you reach the summit, and the last pitch, heralded as the best pitch of 5.9 in the universe requires numerous wild mantle moves to a spectacular summit and view of Tioga Pass and Mono Lake. A must do on the Sierra circuit.