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emilieCables route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012

emilie

Four time up Half Dome. Three previous were day hikes from the valley. This time I was guiding a group of female backpackers and we summitted Half Dome on day 3. Very humane way to do it. We were on top before 8am and no crowds due to early summit, midweek, and the permit system. Definitely a Yosemite classic that must be experienced. Hopefully Snake Dike is in the near future...
Posted Oct 22, 2012 12:36 pm

labglovesWith Clouds Rest from Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2012

labgloves

Hot Sept day
Posted Oct 1, 2012 2:55 am

elianestar12Solo Half Dome hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

elianestar12

Half Dome hike = my solo soul-searching mission. Maybe Snake Dike one day???
Yosemite love
Posted Sep 27, 2012 3:04 pm

drewmorseA Perfect Peak Bagged  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2012
Climbed Half Dome with my brother and a friend. A strenuous adventure, well worth the tired muscles!
Posted Sep 25, 2012 4:26 am

DebHappy Birfday to Me!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Deb

Finally got to climb Snake Dike for my birthday! What a tremendous unforgettable day! Even with weirdos plugging up the cables on the way down AND the f'ing trail by the falls....we managed to pull in under 13 hours. What a trip!
Posted Sep 13, 2012 5:24 pm

AJHerrmSecond Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2012

AJHerrm

Hiked from Yosemite Valley to the top and back from 6:30am to 3:00pm. We were concerned about afternoon thunderstorms but it ended up being a beautiful day. We enjoyed Vernal and Nevada Falls on the way back and a dip in the Merced to cool off.
Posted Aug 15, 2012 2:53 pm

countrykyleSunrise climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

countrykyle

Watched the sunrise from the base of the cables
Posted Aug 7, 2012 2:49 pm

RickFVery Gratifying  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

RickF

I first attempted Half Dome in 2007, very casually with my wife on an anniversary get-away trip. When arriving at the huge crowds at the bottom of the cables I turned back.
This time, the new permit system seems to really have reduced the number of people. There's still some waiting for slower moving people, both up and down on the cables, but nothing like it was in 2007. Despite the permanent "aid" (the cables) and all the criticism of the route being for tourists I really enjoyed it. But then I also enjoy the Main Mt. Whitney Trail.
Posted Jul 26, 2012 10:58 am

mg1779Backpacked it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

mg1779

Hiked the Mist train to little Yosemite Valley where we left all our heavy stuff. Climbed up the cables and then back down to little Yosemite Valley.
Posted Jul 18, 2012 1:20 am

LincolnBSlippery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

LincolnB

Started at Tenaya, mostly ran to the base of the climb, then took the cables up. The biggest surprise was how slippery the rock was between the cables, worn smooth by countless thousands of feet -- bring shoes that will grip. Then hiked down to the valley and took the YARTS shuttle back to Tenaya. No scree to soften the descent -- my calves are still sore.
Posted Jul 14, 2012 1:40 am

gwave47Cables from Glacier Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

gwave47

We started at Glacier Point, took the Cables to the top, then descended via the Mist Trail into the Valley. If you have a shuttle this is a good route, though I would recommend descending the John Muir Trail to avoid the steep decline and the crowds. There was no ranger out checking permits this day either.
Posted Jul 10, 2012 11:25 am

trexkerryVia Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012
Just the standard classic hike - dayhike via Mist Trail on the way up and JM Trail on the way down. Not too crowded on the cables. Fun day.
Posted Jul 4, 2012 8:11 pm

sangusPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

sangus

I tore up my feet a little on this hike breaking in some mountaineering boots for the first time. Didn't realize that they break you instead. The weather was perfect thoroughly enjoyed the hike.
Posted Apr 10, 2012 6:14 pm

orbitorFrom the Valley via Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

orbitor

Redemption after failed 1st attempt in 2006. Great timing at end of summer season - only a third of regular crowd on the trail. Nothing beats the feeling of standing on top after conquering the cables!
Posted Apr 10, 2012 1:01 pm

tdburnettSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

tdburnett

Great 17 mile hike to the top of Half Dome with Y-Explore.
Posted Apr 9, 2012 10:30 pm

lizklevyCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

lizklevy

Nice stop along the JMT.
Posted Mar 31, 2012 2:45 am

krrt2000Snake Dike
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1994

krrt2000

With Duane, great view and climb. Cables were closed for repairs, had the summit pretty much to ourselves for three hours.
Posted Feb 26, 2012 8:09 pm

darinchadwickLooking on both sides

darinchadwick

Episode 1: The slow backpack method. My friend went into diabetic shock just before we reached camp. I got him to wash down some candy with OJ while he was incoherent, but before he passed out. No bears though, and a nice mellow pace.
Episode 2: Snake Dike, took this Norwegian hottie I'd recently met up this route, married her 3 years later. It's a good route for that kind of thing.
Episode 3: Started at Tenaya Lake, up Clouds Rest on our way to HD, then learned that the shuttle bus times had changed, so had to run all the way down the trail to the valley, made it with 20 minutes to spare, but no summit.
Posted Feb 13, 2012 4:50 am

GlennDCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

GlennD

Second trip up to Half Dome, first when the cables were up. Great view from the top, of course!
Posted Jan 19, 2012 3:23 am

AndyMac321I was there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2003

AndyMac321

One day hike to the to and back, what a day!
Posted Jan 14, 2012 11:30 am

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