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fatdadFree three sides  Sucess!

fatdad

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

GroundControl

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

TJ311

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

thexcat

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

llkylej

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

peakrat76

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

Fins129Day Hike  Sucess!

Fins129

Awesome hike. They were doing contruction on the route near the cables so the trail wasn't as crowded.
Posted Apr 10, 2008 1:04 pm

snowflakeSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1992

snowflake

Great fun.
Posted Mar 21, 2008 3:15 pm

mtndonkeyLove the Sierra  Sucess!

mtndonkey

Beautiful summer day hike
Posted Mar 12, 2008 7:14 pm

AmbretHalf Dome Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Ambret

Beautiful hike on a beautiful day. Good practice run for the Whitney Main Trail. Met lots of nice people along the way, though I'm glad we got an early start (5:30 am), so we hit the cables before the crowd. The cables were not as daunting as I had feared.
Posted Feb 22, 2008 11:45 pm

jimeganHALF DOME  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2003

jimegan

MIST TRAIL DAYHIKE
Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:08 am

Shirley LamMy first backpacking trip
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002

Shirley Lam

Hiked from the village to Cloud's Rest to spend the night, then over to Half Dome and back to the village. I had rock climbed quite a bit before, but after this trip, I became completely addicted to the outdoors!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 10:42 pm

tomlaurenSnake Dike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 1991

tomlauren

Climbed Snake Dike with my friend Jason on my 21st birthday. Went down the Cables Route. Had my first legal beer in the bar at the Yosemite Lodge that night.
Posted Jan 28, 2008 7:06 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2003

bighornmonkey

Day hike via the tourist route...beautiful sceneries but super crowded on Memorial day weekend.
Posted Dec 29, 2007 4:35 am

climbing1Day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2007

climbing1

Took a side trip to Clarks Point, watched a Grouse and her 4 chicks. Took excellent pics of the back side of Half Dome. Ascended with no trouble for a nice lunch by 11am. Stopped above Nevada Falls for a cold drink and a cold dip in the water. Arrived back in Curry Village with a very unpleasant left knee. Other than that it was a great day.
Posted Dec 25, 2007 1:49 am

jmcnext time...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2006

jmc

Twice up the cables, next time will be Snake Dike.
Posted Dec 22, 2007 8:58 am

straydog5From Happy Isles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

straydog5

Simply fantastic!!
Posted Dec 18, 2007 12:57 am

WickedRuggedHalf Dome from Happy Isles  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

WickedRugged

Hiked w/ roommate and his co-workers, started at first light (camped in Yosemite Valley) and a lot of people were already on the trail. Got to the summit a little after noon. Went up the cables (used garden gloves from Home Depot, I would recommend a pair that fits snug and has a good grip, not garden gloves!!!). The summit was great, but the cables were jam-packed. I would recommend starting earlier and getting to the cables before lunch to beat the crowd. Stopped to rest on the way down above Vernal Falls, lots of people were lounging and playing in the water. Great hike and unbelievable views!!!
Posted Dec 3, 2007 5:40 pm

RyanMountainWee hours  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

RyanMountain

I've been up Half Dome a couple of times and I have to say that starting the hike at 2am because there's no place to camp in the valley is the best way to do it. The best part is the looks you get from the people at the Curry Village bar when it's noon and you tell them you just got back from hiking Half Dome.
Posted Dec 3, 2007 3:53 pm

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