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jesu, joy of man's desiringRegular N.W. Face, Robbins Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1979

jesu, joy of man\'s desiring

Sept 19-20, 1979

Climbed this route with a French climber I met in Camp 4, when I was nineteen. The French boy was a bit of an arsehole; we had a big argument at the pendulum. I think he freed one of the Zig-Zags though. Didn't haul on this route, the second jugged with a heavy pack, while being belayed.

I climbed it in EBs, without any cams. At the top we were greeted by a strange beautiful girl who gave us cold orange juice--one of my favorite climbing memories.
Posted Feb 17, 2009 3:00 pm

daw37Cable Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006

daw37

The cables weren't nearly as bad as they looked. Patch of snow on the summit made cooling off great!
Posted Feb 14, 2009 4:50 pm

Livelife4SummitsVia Cable Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2007

Livelife4Summits

Day tripping from a long weekend in San Francisco en route back to San Diergo. Base camped near the Lodge (Camp 4) and took the route via Happy Isles. The Cables were the best part of the whole hike, thank god for the safety harness I brought...would love to do it again when snow is in full effect.
Posted Feb 1, 2009 2:48 am

selinunte01Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2008

selinunte01

Hot day, wonderful hike, many people
Posted Dec 28, 2008 4:36 pm

cdoglabor day weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2004

cdog

this was my 2nd time up, the first being with scouts many years before. I brought my girlfriend and we left the valley around 4am, getting a nice start to ensure some solitude on the way up. We ended up being the earliest to the top but then had to pass the masses on the way down--some people make the passing on the cables exciting.
Posted Dec 22, 2008 10:37 pm

ozarkmaccables down - unforgettable outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 1992

ozarkmac

My wife and I hiked up from the valley. When we got to the shoulder, we saw the cables were laying down for the winter season and the climb looked daunting. We about turned around when a lady at least 60 years old scurried down the cables and told us it was not as hard as it looked. With that, we each straddled a cable and pulled ourselves up. Even with the cables down, there were dozens of people on top. We spent a long time atop the iconic monolith soaking in the setting. We stumbled down the trail exhausted, in the dark, without lamps and very happy.
Posted Dec 19, 2008 11:33 am

davidjhoopesUnbeatable Day Hike

davidjhoopes

Went up on a weekday w/ my wife and Ben (6m old son) and our friends Megan (8m pregnant) and Jon. Should have seen the looks we got on the cables lugging up Ben. Crowds not too bad.
Posted Nov 27, 2008 9:48 pm

NoonduelerRegular trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1994

Noondueler

Busy saturday on the cables. Some bonehead was driving golf balls off the dome into Tenaya Canyon.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 11:08 pm

eruselowno sweat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

eruselow

Beautiful day to climb Half Dome. The climb up took 3.5 hours starting at Curry Village. Those cables at the end are no joke.
Posted Oct 10, 2008 6:06 pm

RatballsFrom Tuolomne Meadows

Ratballs

Came up the easy side of Half Dome (well, harder than taking a chopper to the top, I s'pose), back in the summer of '92. Part of a farewell-to-the-US three-day hike from Tuolomne Meadows I did with my ex.
Posted Aug 28, 2008 11:15 pm

jboldt1971Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

jboldt1971

A long, crowded hike, but well worth it. It was funny to see what some people were wearing for a 16 mile hike. Some people definitely were not prepared. Bring a water filter! The cables were incredibly crowded so give yourself some extra time if you're doing this on the weekend.
Posted Aug 24, 2008 6:32 pm

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

thegoldengriff

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

igneouscarl

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

dpsiebert

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

AdamJHalf Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005

AdamJ

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

heyitsme.
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

heyitsme

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

SFMountaineer

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

GlennG

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

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