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RyanMountainWee hours  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

RyanMountain

I've been up Half Dome a couple of times and I have to say that starting the hike at 2am because there's no place to camp in the valley is the best way to do it. The best part is the looks you get from the people at the Curry Village bar when it's noon and you tell them you just got back from hiking Half Dome.
Posted Dec 3, 2007 3:53 pm

Stu BrandelDetoured Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1996

Stu Brandel

In 1996 a rockslide closed the Happy Isles trailhead. Wanting to fulfill a deep desire to hike Half Dome, I cobbled together a hike from Mono Meadows. Thinking it would be a stretch at 20 miles round trip, I began in the dark. I learned Illouette creek does not have a bridge. I did summit and finish in a stupor, where I learned that I had mis-added - and the true mileage was 30 miles. Ouch.
Posted Nov 20, 2007 9:22 pm

VinnySnake route and normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2002

Vinny

Awesome Day out with Joseph - super light rack and half rope added some excitement!
Fun wow! I wonder if I would have dreamed of moving to Cali were it not for this roadtrip?
Did the cable route a couple times later when we lived in the bay area.
Posted Oct 30, 2007 11:38 pm

panweilinMy used-to-be annual event  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2004

panweilin

It used to be my annual event to hike up to Half Dome, until this year when I witnessed a Japanese hiker feel off the cable to his death. What a tragedy!
Posted Oct 25, 2007 6:30 pm

Garon CorizA Wild Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2007

Garon Coriz

Started hiking at 4 am to get to snake dike. We got off-route but got reset in the right direction. We finished the climb around 6:30 when the sun was setting. We booked it to the top but we were too late and couldn't find the cables in the dark. We huddled in a nest of pine needles until SAR got us at 1:30 am. We returned to camp at 5 am.
Posted Oct 22, 2007 12:47 pm

tombcroninScary!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

tombcronin

I can't believe the park lets people go up this thing. I used climbing shoes, a harness, and clipped a daisy chain to the cables; I guess I know too much (not).
Posted Oct 17, 2007 6:32 pm

pjgordonFoolishness  Sucess!

pjgordon

I have summited Half Dome many times including by moonlight. In the summer of 2006 I left the cables after climbing half way because the freezing rain was driving me from the slick granite. Well the gun-ho new father behind me didn't want to wait and with his toddler strapped to his back he moved outside the cables and on up the wet rock to the top. I am surprised more people don't fall.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 6:01 pm

hikerbryanCable Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2001

hikerbryan

Beautiful, if a little crowded trail with great views of the valley. Cables were fun to climb both up and down.
Posted Oct 3, 2007 12:09 am

mfutch78night ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

mfutch78

Hiked Half Dome under a full moon and had the summit to ourselves at sunrise.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 1:21 am

breagenCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2007

breagen

Almost ran up this thing, kinda silly because its a beautiful route. Crowds are of course expected, but we got on the second day the cables were up.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 2:49 pm

CookieMonsterCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

CookieMonster

There's nothing wrong with my vocab, but it's tough thinking of adjectives to describe this climb. From Yosemite Valley, past waterfalls, through meadows, and finally up the rock. The cables section seemed steeper than shown in any picture, and the rock was worn smooth. It takes a little courage to make it, but it's definately worth it!
Posted Sep 25, 2007 2:06 am

MoapaPkHarf Dome Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

MoapaPk

I used no gloves, but it seemed everyone else did. My palms and fingers are slightly calloused from pull-ups, maybe that was the key for me.

I was surprised by all the people, even at midweek in September. Came down on the outside of the cables, which was fast, but seemed to put the ascendant ones in a state of confusion about protocol. I'd guess my grip is stronger than average, again from the pull-ups.

Posted Sep 21, 2007 11:45 pm

mgp5000Playing Catch-Up  Sucess!

mgp5000

I remember it was a long day and a beautiful hike. Lots of marmots up top and lots of Vitamin-I after it was all done.
Posted Sep 14, 2007 9:31 am

ryan_txVia Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007

ryan_tx

Started bright & early at sunrise & completed approx. 4pm that afternoon. Definitely the toughest hike I've done in a day! Although it was a bit crowded, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 9:48 pm

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

HikingBoots

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

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

whaynal

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

renogurt

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

glahhg

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

BCLCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

BCL

Left camp at Sunrise Creek at 545 am. Only had to pass one party while coming down. Few people on the summit when we got there. Definitly fun, but I wouldn't want to do it during rush hour.
Posted Jul 23, 2007 10:01 pm

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