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SummitJunkieCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007


Climbed via JMT to the cables. Left at 4, just missed sunrise on top. Great day!!
Posted Mar 12, 2009 12:38 am

jonmeek16Awesome  Sucess!


climbed Snake Dike back in June of 07. great climb. and great views
Posted Mar 8, 2009 4:28 pm

farrisglDay hike with our Scout Troop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007


Our group of about 30 Boy Scouts and adults started at 5 am in hopes of avoiding the crowds. Cables not to crowded on the way up but on the way down, was I5 in downtown LA at rush hour. My 6th time on the summit, 3rd time as a day hike.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 8:06 pm

tooantsyMy first big day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2002


The first hike I ever did was up Half Dome - been there three times after that. Highly recommend going off season when the cables are DOWN. What a rush!
Posted Feb 20, 2009 5:37 pm

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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