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jdavies212Route Climbed: JMT to Half Dome Summit Trail to The Cables Date Climbed: July 1978  Sucess!


Hiked to the top with a church youth group. Round trip from valley floor, noon to approx. 8:00 p.m. First "cable" experience. One of our new-hiker youth bellied up to the edge of Half Dome's face to peer over at a rock climber nearing the summit. He shouted down the nagging question that had kept him awake at nights: "How do you go to the bathroom?" The response shouted back: "Just like you do!"
Posted Apr 25, 2005 12:33 am

ASteeleRoute Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: September 12, 2001  Sucess!


Climbed it with a Scottish buddy the day after September 11. The sky was so peaceful it was eerie. Otherwise, Snake Dike is one of the most aesthetic routes I have ever done. Simply gorgeous.
Posted Apr 19, 2005 1:02 pm

brutus of wydeRoute Climbed: Numerous Date Climbed: Numerous  Sucess!

brutus of wyde

Cables June 1978

Snake Dike w Pat Brennan and Jerry July 1978

Regular NW Face w Pat Brennan July 1980

Snake Dike w Stan Horn 1982

Cables with my daughter 1992

Salathe' route w Eric Coomer June 1995

Regular NW Face July 1995 w Inez Drixelius

Snake Dike w Nurse Ratchet and my daughter July 2000

Regular NW Face June 2001 w Nurse Ratchet, replacing bad bolts at p6, p11, and p17

Posted Apr 12, 2005 6:26 pm

bechttRoute Climbed: Cables Route Date Climbed: Jul 1989  Sucess!


Posted Mar 31, 2005 9:26 pm

ExploreABitMoreRoute Climbed: Cable Route Date Climbed: 06/25/98  Sucess!


Day hiked the cable route.
Posted Mar 4, 2005 10:25 pm

Freddys27Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: 1979, 1986, 1998  Sucess!
I first climbed this when I was 7 years old. Thanks Dad!
Posted Mar 3, 2005 1:18 pm

jtreeRoute Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!


Larry S. and I were the first ones on the route and enjoyed the beautiful solitude of having a classic all to ourselves. I thought the second pitch was just amazing! We used one 9 mm rope which in retrospect might not have been such a good idea especially if one of us took a 300 footer, which is possible I guess if things go way bad. Luckily the day we climbed was the first day the cables were put up so we had an easy time descending. A four star day!
Posted Feb 27, 2005 12:57 pm

The Defiant OneRoute Climbed: Tourist Cables Date Climbed: June 2003, 2004  Sucess!

The Defiant One

everytime i do this it starts with a random night of sleeplessness in the SF Bay Area then a midnight phone call to my trusted go-anywhere friends three hours of driving, three more of hiking and a sunrise from the top of half dome. half dome is such an impulsive decision everytime
Posted Feb 23, 2005 2:31 am

bigwalltRoute Climbed: Regular Northwest Face Date Climbed: Oct 1 1992  Sucess!


climbed this route in a day, the day after I got married with my best man. My wife new she was marrying a climber when she said, "I DO!" She is still with me 13 years later.
Posted Feb 22, 2005 12:01 am

Franz77Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: 24 May 2004  Sucess!


Me and Paglia from Curry village in 5 hours. Nice view. Nice environment.
Posted Feb 10, 2005 2:40 am

SgtSargeRoute Climbed: Mist Trail Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!


Beautiful views up here. Too many people though.
Posted Feb 2, 2005 4:13 pm

GeneRoute Climbed: Cables, Snake Dike Date Climbed: 1970 - 2000  Sucess!
The tick marks in my guide book say 19 trips to the top so far. Have done it in the 70s, 80s, 90s, & 00s. In my teens, 20s, 30s, 40s. Gotta do it again now I'm in my 50s. The best was when my (then) 9 year old daughter and I went up the cables. Four trips up Snake Dike from about 1973 through 2000. Will do it again this year. I blew my ACL on the Regular NW Face route in 2000. For some reason, I consider my retreat and subsequent unassisted descent of the Death Slabs one of my finest days in the hills.
Posted Dec 10, 2004 8:36 pm

bricewilsonRoute Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: June 8, 2004  Sucess!


Fun day hike, next time I'm going ultra-light and running!
Posted Dec 8, 2004 6:33 pm

JanGRoute Climbed: Regular hike (by the cables) Date Climbed: Oct 1992  Sucess!


Half Dome was the first day-long hike that I took with my sons Christoph (aged 11 at the time) and Alexander ( aged 9); it was an exhilarating experience for all of us, especially leaning over the top! Somehow that hike must have given the boys a positive impression of hiking and mountaineering in general. Indeed, both of them subsequently asked if they could join me in a quest to climb the Matterhorn in Switzerland ( in 2002, see details in Trip Report on Matterhorn).
Posted Nov 19, 2004 1:48 pm

ripper333Route Climbed: cables Date Climbed: oct 2002/june 2003  Sucess!
great experience both times. great weather
Posted Oct 24, 2004 5:15 pm

ChuckORoute Climbed: cables Date Climbed: late 1970's  Sucess!


Joined in a Sierra Club trip when I was in high school. Just looking to catch a ride to the mountains for some wilderness time - got Half Dome too. Bonus!
Posted Oct 19, 2004 3:59 pm

Gail JRoute Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: October 7, 2004  Sucess!

Gail J

An eleven hour round trip from Little Yosemite Valley. A long day, but I was so happy to do the route, I wasn't tired. Thanks to my climbing partner for doing all the leading.
Posted Oct 14, 2004 1:28 pm

Chris DoigRoute Climbed: cables Date Climbed: October 7, 2004  Sucess!

Chris Doig

Climbed Half dome for the first time last Thursday. Went with my 15 year old son Zach and a few friends, Wow. This was the highlight of a 5 day backpack trip from TM to the valley. Met a bunch of Danish gymnasts on top, wait till you see the pictures!
Posted Oct 13, 2004 1:08 am

Johnhl94563Route Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: October 7, 2004  Sucess!


Time for the 4th annual climb of Half Dome. This time, Snake dike instead of the cables with my climbing partner Gail. What a great climb.

Even on a Thursday in early October there were over 10 climbers on the route. We were just lucky enough to be the first ones there :-) Did this as a EASY 3 day trip with two nights spent at Little Yosemite Valley.

About 4 hours spent on the route with another hour (more or less) hiking up the slabs to the summit.
Posted Oct 10, 2004 12:19 pm

shakesmanDate Climbed: Sept 03  Sucess!


A great way to spend your day!
Posted Oct 1, 2004 2:00 am

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