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Paul86Snake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


First time to the top of Half Dome for me. Some serious run out on this route! Despite the run out, however, all the moves are there and the climbing was spectacular. The only downside was the hike which was actually very beautiful and went by rather quickly.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:24 am

Paul86Snake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010


First time to the top of Half Dome for me. Some serious run out on this route! Despite the run out, however, all the moves are there and the climbing was spectacular. The only downside was the hike which was actually very beautiful and went by rather quickly.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:23 am

muajeevia the cable  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2009


Backpacked to LYV and day hiked to the top via the cable. Loved the cable - the funnest part of entire hike from TH. No traffic no jam on the cable; pleasantly surprised. Crowds factor on top of the dome was OK - expected but not too bad, maybe because it was Monday. Brought my Jetboil and enjoyed a cup of hot Thai tea. That was good. ;9

Next time it will be Snake Dike
Posted Sep 8, 2010 9:50 pm

mengboSecond Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


Backpacking. Camp at Little Yosemite.
Posted Aug 12, 2010 4:46 pm

mengbofirst time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008


Day hike.
Posted Aug 12, 2010 4:45 pm

96avs01Moonlight Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010


Enjoyed the sunrise on top with approximately a dozen other people.
Posted Jul 26, 2010 7:15 pm

maraudersSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010


Scenic approach, stellar climb, killer location. What can I say? I loved it!
Posted Jul 14, 2010 7:32 pm

RyanCampagnaCables Down!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010


Cables were down, so we brought up harnesses and some rope just in case. Prusik knot held just fine, and we had the summit to ourselves while the sub-dome was packed with people!
Posted Jun 14, 2010 3:29 pm

mrchad9One of my favorite hikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002


My second summit in CA, probably the one that got me hooked.
Posted May 9, 2010 3:01 am

boojemCable route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2009
Made it up early morning on the last day of a 7 day backpacking trip from Mammoth Lakes. View was very smoky due to fires to the south.
Posted Feb 1, 2010 11:51 am

LakesideHikerCable Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 1972


At 16 years old (1972), got caught on top in lightening storm with friends and some other hikers. Four (4) of the other hikers got struck, with one dying. I had a "come to Jesus" meeting right after the event.
Posted Jan 25, 2010 12:33 am

blueshadeGreat hike  Sucess!


Sweet hike and the Mist Trail is fantastic. Go up late and you'll be the only one there at the end. The birds screaming past at that height is crazy!
Posted Jan 6, 2010 9:32 pm

SKICables!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008


How did all these friggin chipmunks get up here?!
Posted Dec 30, 2009 8:38 pm

Princess ButtercupCable hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Princess Buttercup

Love the cables! hope to head back for Snakedike next year (2010)
Posted Nov 30, 2009 9:20 pm

sergejfCables route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2009


Left San Francisco around 9PM and drove all the way to the Yosemite park. Started hiking at 2:00am and went up Mist Trail. We saw some people coming back from God-knows-where. Thereafter the trail was empty until 7:00am. Hit the cables at 9:00am. Going up was fun but going down was an amazing blast despite the dozens of people jostling for space on that section of the trail. In total a 11-hour hike, with seemingly a million people on the trail in the afternoon!
Posted Nov 22, 2009 4:47 pm

staminaA Must For All-Mist Trail up-John Muir Down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008


Left from Happy Isles parking at 0600 hrs with all The Usual Suspects. Took The Mist Trail up going up/past Vernal Falls and up to the top of Nevada Falls. The views are well worth the stairmaster work up this stretch. Shortley after this in Little Yosemite Valley is a prime spot to get more water from the Merced River. Kept churning up and reached the Stairs/North Face at 1100 hrs. Started the cables at 1130 but with quite a crowd. We were delayed for a while as there was a girl that was freaking out 3/4 up the cables to the summit. As she came past me going down I spread my arms across to catch her in the event of a fall as she did not look good (where the f*ck was her team), as her eyes looked possesed with fear.

That said we made the summit at 1200 hrs. Views were awesome of El Cap, Clouds Rest/ the valley looking down 4800 ft and taking pics at The Prow with..wow....a lot of air standing next to the edge with Yosemite Valley 4800 ft below (these Brits were sitting back from the edge of The Prow (which is the edge of the universe of the Half Dome Summit), messing with me during this moment). Actually, the only summit I felt relatively safe as the weather was perfect, not a cloud in the sky.

Of course the descent was painful (half our team took the Mist down, and we took the John Muir Trail down.. a little easier on the knees) but made it back to Happy Isles car/cold beers at 1735 hrs.

Yosemite is a magic place and should be visited by all. Just to be there, it is easy to understand John Muir's amazement at seeing this valley for the first time. Once again, Yosemite is a must see/explore/hike for all.
Posted Nov 15, 2009 2:21 am

Darren9Must do  Sucess!


It is on everyone's list for good reason. An American experience.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 3:11 am

tiogaHoneymoon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009


While on my honeymoon to Yosemite, I climbed this with my new wife. She had climbed a number of years previously. Started around 6:30am and were on top around 11:00. Were finished around 3:30. It was pretty tiring, after the stress of the wedding. Yet, it was fun, especially with climbing up the cables. We used the Mist Trail both up and down, which made for a lousy descent, since the trail was very steep and crowded with waterfall viewers.
Posted Oct 19, 2009 8:49 am

Iron HikerOne of the must-do USA hikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2009

Iron Hiker

Ascended via the Cables, with a 4:15am start. This is the way to go, to avoid all the crowds in the afternoon! On top just before 9am and back in the Valley at 1pm. Had a very nice afternoon lounging around over a pizza at Curry Village afterwards....

Overall, not that difficult of a hike; the Cables are pretty decent if you've had some scrambling/rock climbing experience.
Posted Oct 18, 2009 5:52 pm

CWesselsCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2009


Off Muir Trail. Rare timing: very few people joined us at the top due to the fire, which forced many to change their plans for Labor Day.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 2:30 pm

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