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jleducSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2001


Up and down from the Valley in one day. Next time I'll camp at Little Yosemite.
Posted Jun 8, 2006 9:33 pm

CNC DaveHappy Isles to Mist Trail
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

CNC Dave

Great hike with lots of water, wildlife, vistas, heat, mist more like torrential rain. Do this dude in May or early June for big
waterfall volume. Took us about 10 hours. Take your time and enjoy
all of the above. Lots of novice hikers on the dome, try to be
Posted Jun 7, 2006 2:38 am

downbootiesSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2005


I had hiked up the cable route in October 2003, but Jon and I wanted to give Snake Hike a try. It was a little crowded at the base of the 5th class climbing with one party on pitch one when we arrived and 2 parties coming up as we were waiting to begin. The party ahead of us started simul-climbing when they hit the dike and the parties below us were slower, so soon we felt like we had the place to ourselves. I lead the first pitch and Jon lead the rest because I'm still not brave enough to lead runout stuff (even at 5.2, silly me). It was a little smokey, but still some stellar views.
Posted Jun 3, 2006 4:33 pm

ckerthStandard Route  Sucess!


Fun Climb, a little crowded
Posted May 29, 2006 11:30 pm

Bill Kishmany trips up the cables  Sucess!

Bill Kish

Have hiked this great stone many time with great friends. Gotta get on Snake Dike some day soon.
Posted May 24, 2006 8:01 am

kommishClimbed via cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2003


First real hike and loved it! Now onto bigger more challenging hikes.
Posted May 22, 2006 5:14 pm

ElCapitanKoolAidI waited to be fit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2002


I wanted to do the Regular route in a single push. Everything started in the Esat Buttress of El Capitan. We were planning for a 12 hour climb and we did it in 6h: we were shocked! Then we thought of doing Free Blast and happened in 6:30h. We said South face Washington's Column on a day and we will be ready for Half Dome.
The Regular took us 12h. This paved the way for The Nose in a single push.
Posted May 22, 2006 3:36 am

b_bettsSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2006


Beat the crowds and chanced the snow. Both the hike in (and out) and the climb were great! Especially nice since there were only a handful of other people around!
Posted May 16, 2006 9:35 pm

lakenyonCables  Sucess!


1999, 2005: crowded, absurd traffic jam on the Cables
Posted May 14, 2006 11:02 pm

Quadaxial8/11/04  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2004


One of the must-do California day hikes.
Posted Apr 16, 2006 7:12 pm

MichaelJSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2005


Got up before dawn to start hiking. Damien and I were the first team off the deck around (I think) 10 am. Once on the dike itself I missed the turn that Supertopo tells you not to miss and followed the obvious but wrong line until I got to a loose, skinny bolt and realized my mistake. Back on route, I found the climbing a little tedious, more like a steep hike actualy, but the view was awesome. At the last belay, I found a nice BD cam that looked like fixed gear but slid right out. Sweet. There were at least half a dozen ropes behind us on the route and half of them must have topped out after dark. We were back in the valley by 9 pm. A fun day.
Posted Mar 20, 2006 11:03 pm

jakefrisbeeCables  Sucess!


Been up the cables a couple of times, plan to do Snake Dike soon. A friend of ours introduced us to Half Dome in October 2003 when we had just moved to California. He said it would be something like his 10th time hiking to the top. I couldn't ever imagine doing something like that 10 times when there's so much else to do. But now I know why. Half Dome, despite the crowds, is awesome.
Posted Mar 14, 2006 8:27 pm

bajaandyThe Cables  Sucess!


Did this in the early 80's, then again with a YMCA group of kids (of which my son and nephew were a part) a few years ago. Just a spectacular now as then.
Posted Mar 9, 2006 3:59 pm

TraipserRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!
Great day to nap beneath the boulders on top.
Posted Feb 1, 2006 4:44 am

mkeselakDate Climbed: 04 Oct 2005  Sucess!


It was a little bit hard in the final section of the summit but the feeling on the top was really cool!
Posted Jan 27, 2006 6:57 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: standard trail w/ cables Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!


Crazy how many people climb this mountain. The cables can be very dangerous yet all types and abilities do it. The MOST people I have ever seen hiking a mountain with me that day: hundreds! Miserable 100 degree F day, long, blah trail. Very much appreciated water at the 2 falls. Fun but careful climbing up the 45 degree slab slope for 400 feet. Good views from top. Lots of people sun tanning.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 5:48 pm

peakbagerRoute Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


Climbed it with two friends started hiking around 10:30 PM made the summit by sunrise. TO COOL.

Had the summit just to us. sat on the edige and watched the sun fill the valley
Posted Jan 19, 2006 7:40 am

old5tenRoute Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: several  Sucess!


Cool route, almost as crowded as the cables.
Posted Jan 14, 2006 1:15 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Many Ways Date Climbed: September 1, 1996
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1996


Done this several times- cables, trail run, climb. The most memorable was coming over from Cloud's Rest (backpack) or the runout on Snake
Posted Jan 4, 2006 9:06 pm

Smith93Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: May 30, 2004  Sucess!


Absolutely amazing views from the top! The cables were the easiest part of the whole climb the hard part was getting to them. It was a very, very long day of hiking we started at 5:00am in Curry Village. Making the whole hike approximately 19.5 miles. Great hike though, I would go back and do it in a heartbeat!
Posted Jan 2, 2006 4:25 am

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