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mfutch78night ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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

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