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Climber DaveWarm day in the valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Climber Dave

Drive into the valley took longer than expected, so got a late start. Pretty warm day. Fair amount of people, but went after Labor Day so crowds not bad, no wait at the cables. Seems like miles of stairs, goin up the Mist Trail, falls both flowing but just barely, wrong time of year to see these. Overall a good long day.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 10:15 am

HikingBootsWhat can I say...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2005


Love the view from the top.
Posted Sep 7, 2007 1:44 am

whaynalThird times a charm.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007


Finally started early enough...and the weather was great all day, too.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 3:08 pm

renogurtAwesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2007


What a cool climb up the cables. It is pretty funny to see all the funny webbing contraptions people come up with as a false sense of security. Overall cool. p.s. do the mist trail.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 8:36 pm

glahhgRegular Northwest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007


Day 1: up the death slabs (which are pretty tame, don't take the long trail), then fix 3 pitches. Day 2: blast to big sandy (pitch 17). Day 3: Top out and run down the mist trail. Destroyed for days afterwards.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 3:27 pm

cluckSnake dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2007


A fun day in Yosemite. Creeping across the polished granite slabs on P1 was the crux. The run out sections of low 5th after that were fun and easy. Nice to get up this beautiful hunk of granite in off peak time. We saw 3 parties climbing Snake Dike. Cables were down so there were zero hikers and no traffic jams. This was the right time to go, I'd think.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 10:03 pm

EastcoastMikeNight Hike
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007


My girlfriend, a friend, and I left Monday the 9th around 12:45 am and hit the cables at sunrise. We all were really glad we did it at night, beating the mobs of ya-hoos and having the cables to ourselves.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:41 pm

Idaho KidCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Idaho Kid

This was a night Hike. We left at 11:30 P.M. the night before. It was great, we beat the heat and the crowds. It was nice to see all of the tired face going up when we were coming done. I can now see why Half Dome is one of the must climb mountains!
Posted Jul 12, 2007 2:34 pm

EastcoastMikeRe: Cables


Hey we did it at night also a couple days after you! What a great idea!
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:41 pm

WeatherManAlways a fun one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007


Start from Happy Isles... summit by noon... then hustle back so you can catch Happy Hour at Curry Village, and sip on a pitcher of beer while you wait for your pizza; all in the shadow of the monolith you've just topped. You couldn't ask for a better day hike if you ask me.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 2:18 am

genmai3Cables  Sucess!


Great weather, great hike, great views.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 2:14 pm

davebobk47Amazing  Sucess!


Long day, started shortly after 5am. The cables are one of the coolest things I have done. A really great mountain.
Posted Jun 19, 2007 12:55 pm

Jim CarrCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006
An early start is the way to go to beat the crowds on this one. Started at 3:00 am by headlamp and caught the sunrise near the summit. No waiting on the cables. Round trip car to car in about 6 hrs, 45 min.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 3:04 pm

gjonbelayThe Cables, Summer 1994  Sucess!


My first Sierra peak! The one that started it all and lead to one of my most interesting adventures one year later.
Posted Jun 11, 2007 5:20 pm

TomSellickHad the route to myself  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2007


Cables route was great. Started at 6 am and saw ZERO people on the trail on the way up, besides 2 guys on snake dike. Unreal. Cables were "down" but I creeped up anyway. Best solo hike of all time. Saw a rattlesnake and 200 people on the way down.
Posted Jun 7, 2007 8:21 pm

NavySeabeeCables were cool!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005


Great day - but then again, what day of bagging a California icon isn't great?! Pretty windy on top. My camera started scooting across a flat rock. By the way, bike gloves are not a good way to grip the cables. Note to self...
Posted Jun 4, 2007 6:21 pm

huskertriguyDisneyland?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2007


Unbelievably beautiful backdrop, but I've never seen so many people on a trail before. Kids in ponchos and slip-on canvas shoes, girls in denim mini-skirts; I couldn't believe it. The traffic jam on the cables was pretty annoying and tedious, but as always I'm thankful for each step taken.

I'm in pretty lousy shape right now after 2 months laid up from a really nasty ankle sprain resulting from a trail run, but still made it easily enough. (Was that an awkward sentence or what?!)

Anyway, do this summit on a weekday if at all possible (though I'm not sure it'll help). It'll enhance your experience and appreciation.

First time in Yosemite; I can't wait to go back.
Posted May 29, 2007 5:09 pm

thundercloudSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2007


Fun day on the rock. Approached on Muir around the back side of Liberty Cap, which is longer yet less strenuous (and drier) than the Mist. Approach has a few "interesting" sections. Descended the down cables using a prusik for security...nice to have.
Posted May 25, 2007 4:10 pm

EverydayExplorerHigh School Fieldtrip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2007


It would have been a typical hike up the cables except on that day an all girls high school had made it a requirement in order to graduate they had to summit half dome. I thought that was kind of cool. Their brother school had something similar in that they had to touch to floor of the Grand Canyon. I wish my high school had been that hip.
Posted May 25, 2007 2:15 am

JanellOh my legs  Sucess!


This was one of the most awesome hikes ive ever been on, I love the cables!
Posted May 14, 2007 5:32 pm

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