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AlpinistRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!


Wanted to camp at Little Yosemite but couldn't get a permit. So we decided to do it as a day hike. We started from Happy Isles at 5:30am the next morning, and reached the summit by 11am. It was a beautiful clear day, no clouds and very little wind. The crowds starting coming up around noon. We took our time on the summit and made it back to the parking lot by 4:30pm.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 2:29 am

LeviRoute Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: August 28-30, 2005  Sucess!


Started the trail Sunday at 3:30 pm, reached Little Yosemite at 7:00 pm (via Mist Trail) and camped there. Woke up at 7:00 am and stayed at camp until 10:00 am due to the closure, got to the closed part of the trail at 1:00 pm and waited until 3:45 pm for the workers to finish and open the trail. Made the summit 4:23 pm, we decided to camp another night so we wouldnt have to walk out in the dark. Got back to camp at 6:30 pm. Left camp the next day at 7:15 am and took the John Muir trail back down, back to the car by 10:00 am.

All in all a great hike
Posted Sep 2, 2005 9:53 pm

jtschanzRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!


Hiked with Betty - her first time in Yosemite. Spectacular climb no matter which way you do it! Traditional swim in the Merced on the way down was refreshing as always.
Posted Aug 30, 2005 12:21 pm

cthomsonRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!


Summitted a few times, however once was able to spend a night up there under a full moon. Will remember that experience forever
Posted Aug 24, 2005 1:33 am

saladRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: mid 90's  Sucess!


Great trip with Hesson and AD. F'in UFO's!!!!!
Posted Aug 2, 2005 7:23 pm

McCannsterRoute Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!


Left at 6:15 am, summited at 11:45 am, got back to Happy Isles at 5:25 pm. The cables were awesome, and it wasn't very crowded, which was nice.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 10:11 pm

SusanMRoute Climbed: Cable Route Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!


A long and hot solo trek. The granite dust bothered my throat, but despite this the hike was one of the best I've done. I want to come back here with a partner.
Posted Jul 27, 2005 8:31 am

alpine masterRoute Climbed: Regular route Date Climbed: Aug. 1998  Sucess!

alpine master

First big wall. Good experience. Rain, hail, lightning, rock fall, night climbing, runout, whippers, and just about everything else that could happen.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 5:54 pm

aleasureRoute Climbed: Regular NW Face Date Climbed: 9-11-2004  Sucess!
Did it in a long day. 14.5 hrs. Very cool. One I'd always wanted to do. Have also done Snake dike.
Posted Jul 14, 2005 7:54 pm

bbirtleRoute Climbed: Tourist/Cables Route Date Climbed: Sept 10, 1998  Sucess!


Not a mountain as much of a work of rock art. Look at the profile of this thing: it's really a unique thing in the world.

Anyway, uneventful climb in shorts in typical fall California hot dry blue skies. Cables a cakewalk although tedious waiting on people with a fear of exposure taking a lot of time with every step. Lots of people on the summit and a quite festive mood up there.

Cached the gear on the saddle and continued midway up Cloud's Rest to camp under a beautiful old tree with an amazing sunset panarama of the mountain just climbed.
Posted Jul 7, 2005 12:58 pm

Tony BettencourtRoute Climbed: cable route Date Climbed: june 27 2005  Sucess!
5th year consectively with my wife Bonnie and friend Vernon

Posted Jul 5, 2005 3:42 pm

jtostenrRoute Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!


This was a very cool hike. From the two waterfalls to the cables near the top, it was great. We camped at Little Yosemite campground in order to hike to Clouds Rest the next day.
Posted Jul 5, 2005 3:32 am

trad_spiderRoute Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!


Started around 11:00am and reached the summit at 4:00pm. Stayed up at the top for almost an hour. Started back down at 5:00pm and made it the Happy Isles by 8:30pm. First time doing a summit in Yosemite. What I remember from my experience is all the people. The one thing that bothered me was a family that brought a 4 month old baby in a carrier. Some people just have no sense. But over all the views of the Valley were an awesome experience.
Posted Jun 30, 2005 2:27 am

roger3kRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!


Thanks GG
Posted Jun 25, 2005 5:44 am

micccRoute Climbed: Regular Route Date Climbed: June 21 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful day, pretty windy on the cables and on top. Nice way to mark summer soltice.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 11:38 am

MariePRoute Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!


The most beautiful day hike I've ever done!
Posted Jun 17, 2005 1:19 am

gordonyeRoute Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed with Dirk (Diggler), who lead 7 pitches, then soloed the last pitch before the last 1000 vertical feet of lower angle slope. Great sustained climbing on very exposed terrain, very long approach and descent, plus waiting 2 hours for the 4-5 parties on the route before us. Gorgeous views from the summit, especially with heavy snow cover on Clark and Cathedral Ranges, and 5 big water falls spilling over sheer cliffs.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 1:37 pm

pakmassaroRoute Climbed: "Cables Route" via the Yosemite Valley or Happy Isles Approach Date Climbed: Friday, May 13, 2005  Sucess!


The switchbacks to the upper saddle were covered in snow. There was a clearly defined trail where others had passed. The cables were lying against the rock. I just picked up the cable, with both hands and used the cable to assist walking up the side of half dome.
Posted Jun 6, 2005 1:52 pm

cfirpoRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: October 3, 2004  Sucess!


Started at 6:45 AM to beat the crowds.

Speed climb: <6 hrs round trip.

Check out me on the diving board!
Posted Jun 2, 2005 10:09 am

stevewarmerdamRoute Climbed: Cable Route Date Climbed: Auguest 2004  Sucess!
Eight person group summited early afternoon. My acrophobia kicked in and I prevented wife from going out on dashboard. Sorry honey! Ran out of water on the way back - risked Merced River water with no ill effects.
Posted May 20, 2005 2:17 am

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