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PellucidWombatElectrifying Cables Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

PellucidWombat

Via Snake Dike with friends Daniel Honegger (my rope), Mike Shen , & Edward Lau. My friends were sport climbers, so Dan and I left my trad gear in for Mike & Ed to clip through for the first 2 pitches, then we climbed as completely separate teams for the rest. A great climb!

There was a helicopter MedEvac being conducted on the shoulder, so NPS rangers would not allow us to continue down beyond the base of the cables. As we waited a half hour or so for the pickup, we watched an afternoon thunderstorm barrel down on us. We weren't allowed to go down until the helicopter came and left, and by then it was lightly raining and lightning was almost upon us! (2 seconds or less between boom and flash). Since I was carrying a pack full of metal climbing gear, I had a good run down to the forest as a hail & lightning storm erupted around us.
Posted Oct 3, 2010 6:09 pm

A BitCable route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010

A Bit

A great hike. It's not just about the cables. Started at Happy Isles TH and every bit of the trail was worth it.
Posted Sep 19, 2010 6:23 pm

eric.hannanFantastic Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

eric.hannan

I went with my gf and her dad. She wasn't prepared for the extent of how physically demanding the hike was and overall it took us around 22 hours I believe. It is such a fantastic hike with great views. The cables are hair raising and worth the trip!
Posted Sep 15, 2010 11:54 am

Paul86Snake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Paul86

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

Paul86

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

muajee

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

mengbo

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

mengbofirst time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

mengbo

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

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

96avs01

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

marauders

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

RyanCampagna

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

mrchad9

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

haishanseveral times  Sucess!

haishan

Every time I tell myself "never again"... but always find some odd reason to come back... night hike, don't touch the cables, etc. And of course the incomparable views.
Posted Apr 1, 2010 8:32 pm

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

LakesideHiker

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!

blueshade

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

SKI

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

sergejf

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

stamina

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

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