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CarvYosemite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013

Carv

Via Cables
Posted Jan 22, 2014 4:14 pm

elevateyourstateSierra Gem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2000

elevateyourstate

This was my first Sierra Nevada summit and it was magnificent.

Every hiker should make this hike at least once.

It's a classic for a reason. Can't wait to go back some day!
Posted Jan 22, 2014 12:09 am

SawtoothSeanSnake Dyke  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013

SawtoothSean

Really fun climb up. First few pitches felt sandbagged, then easier terrain but more runout . Hiked down via cables.
Posted Jan 15, 2014 11:23 am

edlogue3Smokey Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2013
Good long hike, view obscured by smoke.
Posted Dec 12, 2013 4:50 pm

Vitaliy M.Great summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2013

Vitaliy M.

Late April 2013 climbed NW Face of Half Dome with Hamik. IAD c2c. Awesome day out.

Sept 4th 2010 - Snake Dike with Shane. First time leading on a multi pitch climb. Led odds.
Posted Nov 1, 2013 7:44 pm

JeremiahJohnsonDomin it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2013
Climbed it on Day 1 of a JMT thru-hike that included 11 peaks. Got to the cables around 4PM and no one was there. Only 4 people on the summit when I was there. Not bad.
Posted Oct 27, 2013 10:45 pm

trexkerryHad summit to ourselves  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013
Third time up, only this time an incoming storm apparently scared the crowds away and me and my brother had the top all to ourselves - great fun! Trip report at http://www.mountainhiker.org/trip_report.aspx?id=105
Posted Oct 18, 2013 6:04 pm

WoodswalkerHalf Dome  Sucess!

Woodswalker

Went up the Cables as a 12 year old with my dad and two brothers in the summer of 1972.
Posted Sep 26, 2013 9:12 pm

bleakleylabor day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008
Went up labor day weekend. The lines going up the dome were like nothing I'd ever seen. Nearly two hours of waiting just to get up the chain, and an hour to get back down. Ended up going down the mist trail after dark using cell phones and cameras as flashlights. Almost fell off the waterfall and died.
Posted Sep 19, 2013 3:55 pm

haha1First Long Hike  Sucess!
My first really long hike. This happened on the spur of the moment. Didn't even think I was going to do the hike, but met somebody along the way, and we kept on talking, and I just made it to the top. Also, my first peak on the SPS list.
Posted Sep 17, 2013 11:45 pm

bctahoe75Half Dome Nirvana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2005

bctahoe75

This was my 8th hike to the top of Half Dome from Curry Village. The first time was when I was a kid back in September, 1969. The older I get the more I love this hike. It is challenging for sure and it can take up to 8 hours to get to the top. This trip was with a group of AT&T employees and a couple of friends from Placerville. I reached the top quickly in about 3.5 hours, but the slowest in our group took nearly 6 hours. That was fine with me....there are worse places to lounge around than the top of Half Dome!!! Now in 2013, there is a lottery system (since 2009?) for using the cables and climbing the last section. All good things seem to only last so long before they become subject to rules and regulations. So glad I had the chance to do this hike back when and before the lottery!! I have always started this hike at first light in order to be one of the first people up on top and to avoid people and crowds, and it has always worked. After lingering for a few hours on top and heading down, I have experienced the late risers coming up the cables in what seems to be an unending line. No fun....but....what the heck at least these people are making the effort and I applaud them for trying! This hike rates as one of my favorite of all time, and one that everyone should do in their lifetime. A native Californian, I have hiked all over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I love the Rockies and the western U.S. States, the Alps are stunning, but nothing compares to Yosemite in my opinion. It is and always will be one of the natural wonders on earth. Avoid the very busy summer months in particular July and August (weekends are just stupid). Go in May or early June, or mid September into October for hiking. Winter is a whole different experience and with a blanket of snow even more beautiful. The cables usually come down in late October...so the top for hikers really isn't an option after this. Enjoy!!
Posted Sep 4, 2013 10:29 am

DonnoCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1981

Donno

With dad on "the big drive". Dad got kicked by a mule on the trail down!
Posted Aug 13, 2013 11:59 am

AceSierraTo say I did it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

AceSierra

Cable/throngs route. Was able to check this one off before they instituted the permit (new-opportunity-for-scammers) system, yay!
Posted Aug 8, 2013 10:42 am

craig512Brilliant climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1989

craig512

I first climbed the cables when I was 7 years old! I can't imagine taking my 7 year old daughter up now though. Planning on Snake Dike in the next month or so.
Posted Aug 2, 2013 12:36 am

pBergMT/JMT from Curry Village  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011
Nice weather headed up. Then at 1pm the rain started. Thunderstorms drenched us the whole way back.
Posted Jul 2, 2013 6:42 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute: JMT to Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2013

JRaphaelson

Awesome hike that was easier than expected given its reputation.
Posted Jun 21, 2013 7:21 pm

ephilli2Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2013

ephilli2

Cables route. Perfect weather, unique route. Great views!
Posted Jun 19, 2013 10:41 am

youngclimer123been there done that  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2012

youngclimer123

great trip!great weather!however the water falls werent flowin to good
Posted Apr 28, 2013 12:31 pm

IndreKutkaiteHalf Dome - Slabs Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012

IndreKutkaite

Half Dome - Slabs Route
Posted Apr 24, 2013 1:17 pm

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Saluki72

Everybody's gotta do this hike at least once
Posted Apr 18, 2013 7:56 pm

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