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DieselHalf Dome Experience   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012


Everybody was fast to recommend a 4 AM starting time! Really? We went there to hike, see the nature, take pictures and have fun, not to hike in the dark. Left at 8AM, back at 5:30 PM? One hour on top. Went up Mist Trail and down John Muir Trail. Lots of very slow folks on cables, blocking both cables in the same time. My hands got tired holding the cable so I went on the outside and pulled myself up in 10 minutes. Going down felt way longer than going up.
Posted Jul 16, 2014 10:50 pm

braindancerCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007


Did cables before the permit madness. Stupidly went with two triathletes (hey Matt, hey Jessica) that kicked my ass hard. We did the whole hike, round-trip, in under 4 hours.
Posted Jul 12, 2014 4:26 am

nikhilmcable route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2013
straightforward day hike from Happy isles on a 91 degree day!
Posted Jul 9, 2014 6:05 pm

JimmyJazzVia the Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1998


Approximate date of second time ascending, on the way back from Merced Lake on a backpacking trip. First time was a day hike back in 1992. A hike that truly captures the essence of Yosemite: superb scenery, ridiculous crowds.
Posted Jun 25, 2014 11:48 pm

SkyPilot84Dayhike from HI  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2007


Dayhike with friends up the cabled route.
Posted Jun 20, 2014 1:37 am

MoonerUp I Go


05/28/14 via Snake Dikes - Climbed with my wife Natasha for our honeymoon. She got blisters and it ended up taking us almost 14 hours round trip
Posted Jun 18, 2014 12:44 am

gbrillStandard Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012


Standard trail with lots of people.
Posted Jun 4, 2014 10:46 pm

larrychenshensummitpost half dome climbers log  Sucess!


summitpost half dome climbers log
Posted May 28, 2014 11:48 pm

WRGruenerNo Food, No Problem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1979


Bears got all our food are first night of a week long BP. So we figured climb the peak from Little Yosemite Valley, come back get our packs and head to the Valley for dinner!

Climbed via The Cables
Posted May 19, 2014 12:57 pm

CarvYosemite  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2013


Via Cables
Posted Jan 22, 2014 4:14 pm

elevateyourstateSierra Gem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2000


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


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!


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


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

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