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Stu BrandelHalf Dome from the Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Stu Brandel

My 11 year old son wanted to do this and we had a great heavy duty hike up the cables. Going back in the heat was hard on the knees for me. While I was ordering the promised victory pizza, my son fainted but was revived enough to enjoy it.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 3:37 pm

thegoldengriffSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


Summited via Snakedike and then down the cables. A long 16+ mile day but well worth it.
Posted Aug 14, 2008 12:47 am

igneouscarlgood hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008


a good hike, shame about the concrete at base of the falls. Saw a bear and 3 cubs on descent- fantastic moment.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 1:22 am

dpsiebertSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008


Fun, but long day and runout though.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 3:30 am

AdamJHalf Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005


first real hike with my Dad. Left in the dark, went up the regular route and up the cables. I'm hooked!
Posted Jul 31, 2008 6:21 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008


got up it in 4hrs 25 min, now id like to try and get it under 4hrs. knocked off 30 or so min from my last one.
Posted Jul 22, 2008 11:06 pm

SFMountaineerLong, Hot, Great  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Started at 4:30 am, took most of the day due to slower climbers in my group. Mist up, JMT down. Out of water for a couple miles until Nevada falls, those faucets there are realy great (and popular!). Can't wait to come back, Cloud's Rest next time...
Posted Jul 21, 2008 12:57 am

GlennGWith the family  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2002


I have climbed the peak multiple times before. But this trip was with friends. Much fun, despite the lack of sleep.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 3:01 am

Bruce ChristensenMidnight hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Bruce Christensen

John Muir trail up, Mist trail down.

Left the parking lot at midnight, arrived on top around 5:30 a.m. We took a nice long break (45 minutes?) because we didn't want to arrive on top too soon and freeze ourselves before sunrise.

Sunrise was amazing. Highly recommended.

Took about as long to get down as it did to get up.

Suggestion for night hike: take JMT up (it's not as steep), Mist trail down (the waterfalls are absolutely amazing).
Posted Jul 13, 2008 1:18 am

BradBartickAlways fun  Sucess!


Cables twice, via Snake Dike once. No way to not have fun on this behemoth.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 10:21 pm

Ryan BurdCable Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

Ryan Burd

Hiked from Glacier Point, camped in Little Yosemite Valley. Ascended HD the next day and descended to Curry Village. Toughest hike yet. Trip Report
Posted Jul 3, 2008 5:10 pm

mlarkin2002Tourist Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008
Cables route as a dayhike, made a loop - up on JMT, down on mist trail. Someone wigged out on the cables during the descent, making for a big traffic jam.
Posted Jun 23, 2008 3:47 pm

gomez13Long Long Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2005


Cimbed the cables route.Left S.F. at 2am and returned at 11pm. Has to be the longest and dumbest day of my climbing life
Posted Jun 14, 2008 12:02 am

fatdadFree three sides  Sucess!


NW Face, 1980.
First (climbing) trip to the Valley,I was sixteen, and climbed it with another 17 and 18 year old. My first wall. We had two of these new fangled things they called "Friends." All the rest was stoppers, hexes and youthful enthusiasm.

Snake Dike, the early '90s
Soloed it after a buddy and I go stormed off Mescalito and were on pout patrol. Next time I'll look at a top before leaving the rope at home.

My worst ascent was hiking up the cable to meet some friends on the NW Face and help them carry their gear down. I carried just a pack with two ropes and some gear but no sleeping bag, etc. Spent a long cold night on the summit only to find they bailed and day and a half earlier.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 8:31 pm

tb00957snake dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008
We started in the valley around 445am. Wait at the base for two hours for three parties to clear. I would avoid Sat and early season next time.
Posted Jun 10, 2008 1:34 pm

GroundControlBeautiful Morning Day Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008


Hiked via the Mist Trail and came back using the JMT. Absolutely beautiful ~16.5 mile hiking day, best of course to start early to beat the crowds (we started ~6am).
Posted Jun 10, 2008 5:33 am

TJ311Long Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008


Whew what a long hike. It was well worth it though. I loved the cables at the last part of the ascent. My feet were killing me at the end of the day. Total was 17.5 miles.
Posted Jun 8, 2008 9:40 pm

thexcatLong day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006


My first hike in the Sierras, used cables to get up, spectacular views.
Posted Jun 4, 2008 5:19 pm

llkylejMy First Hike
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2001


Very difficult hike for me at the time. The three of us ran out of water at the top and almost literally sprinted down the mountain. It was a very hot day and we were desperate for water. Got down to our camp in just over an hour (that's how fast we were going/desperate we were for water). I would like to go back, but will bring better shoes, since my previous pair would not grip the side of half dome (had to completely rely on the cables/wooden planks).
Posted Apr 30, 2008 3:00 pm

peakrat76Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1974


Climbed with a service buddy while stationed with the Coast Guard in San Fran. A wonderful climb.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 10:42 am

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