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ACreeWorth the trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2016
Good thing the cable system is old, the nanny state would never put them in now.
Posted Jan 15, 2018 4:20 pm

T. WhiteWill never forget it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

T. White

That feeling when starting the descent is truly something else.

The click, clack, clock of water bottles falling down the granite is seared into my memory (I wonder if they'll remain at the base forever... seems like a common enough occurrence that the NPS would take steps to alleviate the impact).

Moderate numbers on a weekday before those permits were laid down. Wonder if the crowds've been cut any.
Posted Nov 7, 2017 1:01 am

conpenNever again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015


Standard summer day on the cables, I would imagine. Camped in Little Yosemite Valley and got up early to avoid crowds at the base. Loved basically every moment of it, but will never attempt again. Crippling fear coming down the cables.
Posted Oct 24, 2017 1:29 pm

BlackmouthBeautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2017


First real hike post back surgery. Beautiful hike from start to finish. Looking forward to getting back to the old me.
Posted Aug 10, 2017 12:52 am

MikeLJAmazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 1992


Amazing day in scorching heat.
Posted Aug 7, 2017 11:56 am

JHH60Cables twice


Got way ahead of my climbing partners, walked up the cables, checked out the summit, went down, waited for my friends, and went back up again.
Posted Jul 12, 2017 8:24 pm

BKiser90Crowds Coming Down While Going Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2017


Started around 8 a.m. and actually missed most of the crowds hiking up. Got a little congested on the cables but it was a breeze coming down. I think the cables are definitely more intense than the chains on Angels Landing in Zion National Park.
Posted Jun 18, 2017 2:17 am

SkydiveKenWith my son  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2016


My son's introduction to "climbing".
Posted Oct 28, 2016 3:40 am

Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2016


On the second day of a backpack from Clouds Rest, I attempted Half Dome. The cables defeated me but it was a great hike/climb!
I just didn't have the arm strength, so after muscle failure in my left arm, decided to rest and come on down the cables. Got about a third of the way up! Having little to no footing made for a hard pull up the cable. But hey it was a great trip just the same, got the permit as an add-on to my trip, wasn't really expecting to get it.
Posted Aug 7, 2016 4:20 pm

DieselLoop it out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012


This is the only way to hike Half Dome (via cables). We went up the Mist Trail and came down the John Muir trail. 9 hours car to car.
Posted Jul 22, 2016 2:37 pm

MarlinMissed the wedding!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2015


On July 15, 2015, I ascended Half-Dome, Yosemite' most recognizable landmark for the third time. I'm so close, why knot? LOL The route is definitely not for individuals suffering from acrophobia. During my descent, I encountered a young man donning a huge backpack. Asked why he didn't leave his pack on the saddle, he replied his pack contained wedding attire for his fiancee and himself. Yes, a wedding occurred atop Half-Dome that day. A professional photographer posted the wedding pictures on the Internet.
Posted Jan 31, 2016 8:40 pm

MarmadukeBy headlamp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2015


Posted Sep 30, 2015 11:00 am

tylerhsNarrowly avoided a thunderstorm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2013


Just reached the summit when we heard thunder, everybody quickly descended the cables before it began to rain.
Posted May 5, 2015 10:13 pm

GlennDCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011


Second trip up to Half Dome, first when the cables were up. Great view from the top, of course!
Posted Dec 18, 2014 11:56 pm

jonathanlukGreat experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998


Glad to have done it well before the heavy crowds and lottery system we have today, even in 1998 it was somewhat crowded on the cables.
Posted Mar 25, 2013 6:36 pm

Rocky AlpsCables Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Rocky Alps

Went up the John Muir Trail and went back down the Mist Trail, and realized I should have done it the other way around just like most people do, upon seeing over a thousand people on the trail near Vernal Falls. The scenery at the beginning and end of this hike was awesome, but I didn't care much for the sandy trail in the middle. The cables were a lot of fun.
Posted Aug 18, 2011 2:39 am

ozarkmaccables down in the fall  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1990


With the wife. Almost turned around when we got to the shoulder. With the cables down, it looked daunting. Then down came a lady of at least 60 and she encouraged us to do it. A view beyond words. Hate to be up there in a storm.
Posted Aug 5, 2011 8:13 am

climbing1Breakfast  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010


Great sunrise breakfast
Posted Apr 14, 2011 2:00 am

climbing1Breakfast  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010


Great sunrise breakfast
Posted Apr 14, 2011 2:00 am

mike_lindacherElectric Cables  Sucess!


Incoming TStorm charged the cables and literally provided shocks when you touched them. Hair standing on end at the summit. Freakish moments.
Posted Mar 29, 2011 9:46 pm

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