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rlawsonRoute Climbed: Mist Trail to John Muir Trail to Half Dome via Cables Date Climbed: May 15, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful spring weather. We left Curry Village at 6:15 a.m. Made it to the summit about 11:15. There were only a few hikers out this early in the year but we had no trouble getting through the snow. The cables were "down", but no this was no problem for us. Back at Curry Village by 5:00.
Posted May 19, 2005 8:59 pm

Joerg MarretschRoute Climbed: Normal route from Yosemite valley Date Climbed: 06. September 2004  Sucess!

Joerg Marretsch

It was a hot and long day. My third trip to Yosemite but at this day i have enough time for this hike.
Posted May 15, 2005 11:04 am

cjrandallRoute Climbed: John Muir Trail from Happy Isles to the Cables Date Climbed: Summer 1995  Sucess!


Did a round-trip day-hike from Happy Isles to the summit of Half Dome. We got back to Happy Isles around 11pm!

A member of our party got altitude sickness, and we had to descend carefully to acclimatize him.
Posted May 12, 2005 12:59 pm

mountaingazelleRoute Climbed: Cables Date: October 11, 2004  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2004


Hiked to Half Dome during a trip to Yosemite in October. It was a great hike and not crowded when I was there.
Posted May 1, 2005 10:34 pm

Alpine EricRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: September 10, 2002  Sucess!
Ok, so I only hiked the crummy cables route. Want to go back with me and do Snake Dyke?

Scary thunder storm (lightning) near the summit when I was up there and I high tailed it down without making much use of the cables.
Posted Apr 29, 2005 4:17 pm

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

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