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RomaKCables hike  Sucess!

RomaK

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever been on. Perfect day and the views never stopped to amaze. Crowds were there, but the experience was still very enjoyable.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 7:55 pm

reachmpEarly morning hike....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

reachmp

On Sept 10, I left Happy Isles at 2:45am and reached the top via the standard cables route at 8:45am. (6hrs) Spent an hour at the top and came back down to happy isles by 2:30pm. I took the Mist trail to Vernal falls, but then "lost" it in the dark and ended up going JMT to Nevada falls. On the way back down, I came by the Mist trail all the way, since it's shorter. I was very sore before I started, since I had just climbed Whitney the day before, and only did this hike on a whim the next day since I saw Half Dome rising from the valley when I pulle dover at Olmstead point on the drive back. Beautiful to be on the summit without crowds. There was no one on the cables when I went up, but people were starting to arrive when I was on the way down. Only 4-5 people seemed to have summitted earlier than me that morning.
Posted Sep 13, 2006 7:38 pm

boisedocIncredible views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1996

boisedoc

Fun hike up the Cables Route. Spectacular views from the top.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 5:26 am

Travis_Half Dome 8/6/5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005

Travis_

I lead a small group up halfdome. Great hike.

(http://www.outdoorsclub.org/PastTrip/PastTripDetail.asp?id=8732&leadername=Travis+Linds)
Posted Sep 9, 2006 11:15 pm

SamGFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2002

SamG

Fun hike
Posted Sep 2, 2006 3:29 am

jonhersh2 times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 1991

jonhersh

Climbed it the first time as part of a backpack trip from Sunrise Lakes trailhead. I still remember being amazed by the exposure standing on the diving board.

Climbed it a 2nd time as a dayhike from the valley with a friend from Nepal. With no training and uncomfortable boots he still kicked my butt.
Posted Aug 31, 2006 10:14 pm

thediddlerMist/ JMT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004
First long hike after 8 years of inactivity. IB issues, but it was a successful day.
Posted Aug 31, 2006 6:59 am

RockmanThird Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Rockman

Third time was nice but the first I'll never forget.
Posted Aug 29, 2006 4:58 am

osatrikCables - 1972  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1972

osatrik

My sister and I climbed this on a trip with Holly and Leslie. I found the date on the back of the photo! The bears got our food above Nevada Falls (this was before the days of bear boxes), but we were not to be denied that photo on the overhang at the summit. 5000 ft of nothing but air!!! Whahooooooooo
Posted Aug 25, 2006 6:52 am

Peak Baguette5th time: Valley/Mist/Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Peak Baguette

One of my favorite hikes - I love the beauty and power of the falls on the Mist Trail. My fifth time - and I love it even more every time I summit!
Posted Aug 19, 2006 4:45 am

Vertigo soulThe Cables
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Vertigo soul

Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the summit to ourselves (almost, for the exception a nice guy me met on the way). I can't imagine climbing the cables later with all the crowds. We heard the day before there was a 45-minute wait to use the cables, and that there was between 200-300 people on the summit at one time. F@#% that!
Posted Aug 14, 2006 6:41 pm

mdashValley / Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2006

mdash

FUN! This hike is steep! The cables were a blast--much easier coming down than I thought.
Posted Aug 13, 2006 9:39 pm

Craig NielsenMist / Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

Craig Nielsen

Climbed in about 3.5 hours to the top. Many people despite an early start. A great climb and wonderous views! Got in a traffic jam on the trail back on the mist trail :( But was still very much worth it
Posted Aug 13, 2006 4:08 am

SeanReedyHalf Dome from Sunrise Lakes via Clouds Rest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006

SeanReedy

Made it up and back down the cables with Bud, Trent, and Stephen after coming down from Sunrise Lakes Trailhead and Clouds Rest. More strenuous than I thought it would be, but more than worth it for the views and experience!
Posted Aug 12, 2006 12:22 am

kngalaricBeen up and down 5 times  Sucess!

kngalaric

Great hike even with the Disneylanders. Better to make it a point to point from Glacier Point down to the valley and have a car waiting.

Last time we went on opening Saturday, it was a zoo. People had to wait in line for the cables, we went up on the outside, and people were annoyed by this.

Who wants to wait in line for an hour to stand behind people who are out of shape and/or afraid of falling? Not me!
Posted Aug 9, 2006 2:00 am

GahugafugaThe Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2004

Gahugafuga

Climbed on a weekday after tourist season. We pretty much had the summit to ourselves which meant we got all of the best nap spots. It sounds like this hike is more rewarding when you do it during the non-crowded times.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 2:16 pm

rasgoatgreat place!  Sucess!

rasgoat

standard route. when we got to the base of the cables there was a horde of people trying to come down and the ranger was contemplating closing the trail. when the horde subsided me and my friend paul made our way up the cables and were some of the few people on the summit above the scattered clouds. luckily we didnt get hit by lightning either!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 10:33 pm

rangermattMemorial Day '06  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

rangermatt

Two-day trip, not too bad. Not as nice views as Clouds Rest, and way more crowded too. The cables were a fun adventure, though, and made it worthwhile!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 2:51 am

climberfirefighterA Must!  Sucess!
A must hike for all visitors!
Posted Aug 3, 2006 11:22 pm

Brandon FullerCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2000

Brandon Fuller

First major hike for me. What an experience it was.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 7:20 am

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