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BascuelaLike climbing on my kitchen counter top   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009


Thats some polished granite between the cables. Saw a women flip out about 100ft up... kind of cool.
Posted Sep 10, 2009 4:36 pm

splattskiQuiet day


(back in the day- 1975?) Tom was off on some desperate and I would have been in the way, so I day hiked this by myself. Lots of people down low, almost no one on top. Quite the view.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 8:31 am

HotovenLong fun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008


This was a last minute hike so I was unprepared. Although I was tired at the end, it was well worth the pain!
Posted Jun 24, 2009 11:53 am

VermontMikeCables down = better!


Did this one a few days after they "took the cables down" (removed the ladder steps so that just the cables remained), giving it a rappel-like ascent/descent. Way more fun and hardly anyone up there! Looked much steeper than it was.
Posted May 21, 2009 7:41 pm

sierrasclimberAwesome views  Sucess!


Only worth it for the views of the Valley
Posted Apr 7, 2009 10:42 pm

laziomMade it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008
wicked finish!
Posted Dec 5, 2008 1:07 pm

SiennaThis is where
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2000


I learned that I was not really bothered by heights.
Posted Sep 5, 2008 4:56 pm

davebobk47Wow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006


What a cool finish to a long hike.
Posted Oct 26, 2007 3:08 pm

hundyThe Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007


Well worth the effort. We started our hike at Red's Meadow in Mammouth. We hiked the JMT to the Fork in the trail that leads to the cables. We camped out at the fork and started out at 5am. We had the cables all to our selves on the way up and on the way down. There was probally 10 people on the top while we were up there.
On the way down the trail we passed a-lot of people going up to Half Dome. I am glad we camped out and went when we did. The views were awsome, nothing can compare to them.
Posted Aug 17, 2007 8:01 pm

justinjohnsenFirst long day hike
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006
This was the hike that started it all for me. And what a fun route - the wet steps of the Mist Trail, the uphill dirt from Little Yosemite Valley, the twist of the cables, and the views at the top.
Posted Aug 16, 2007 7:08 pm

NewDayRisingCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2003


Backpacked in from t meadows and dayhiked up the cables with co-worker. Less crowds and a great time to do it.
Posted Jul 11, 2007 12:41 am

SawtoothSeanMy Introduction  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1994


One of the first summits that I did before I advanced to technical climbing and mountaineering. I realized that climbing may be for me as I ascended most of the route without grabbing the cables. I did this to avoid the log jam and get around people. A truely memorable day and the beginning of many, many ascents.
Posted Jan 27, 2007 5:59 am

Arthur DigbeeClassic  Sucess!

Arthur Digbee

What a classic. The crowds were small on the June weekday we went.
Posted Jan 27, 2007 12:30 am

Travis_Loved the Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2005


I climbed the cables on the outside, bypassing the traffic jam in the middle, much quicker, especially on the way down.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 2:41 am

MishaCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006


Took my coworker to the summit of HD via cables. We started at around 5am and summited within 4 hours. After taking a much needed nap on the summit, wook about 3 hours to get back to the car. It was rather depressing to watch the incredible amount of trash on the trail and the summit itself, left behind by hordes of tourists. Fortunately, the scenery there is hard to beat and it was still quite enjoyable. My 3rd time to the top of this 'big rock'
Posted Sep 13, 2006 11:03 pm

osatrikBuffy and Me  Sucess!


My sister and I climbed this in the summer of 1974. The bears got our food above Nevada Falls (this was before the day of bear boxes, and the bears knew to hang on ropes found in trees until the food bag flipped over the branch or the rope broke), but we were not to be denied that photo on the overhang at the summit. 5000 ft of nothing but air!!! Whahooooooooo
Posted Aug 25, 2006 6:49 am

rasgoatGreat day  Sucess!


the cables allow one to get to an awesome place without climbing gear, sort of strange, using cables to climb a rock, but i really enjoyed it! and the static in the air was a plus!
Posted Aug 22, 2006 11:35 pm

big_gCables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2003


Sure it's a trade route, but damn was it fun. Almost deserted so I practiced slabbing in light hikers and did pretty good. Don't know that I'd free solo it but I probably could. I've got to get to some european via ferratas.
Posted Jun 16, 2006 2:19 am

Joerg MarretschThe Cables  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

Joerg Marretsch

The last effort to the summit after the long hike from Yosemite Valley.
Posted May 28, 2006 2:34 pm

NavySeabeeYosemite at its finest  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005


A can't miss hike for the adventuresome. My better half had this idea the previous year in Yosemite and so with the kids in camp, to Half Dome we went! I anally research most of my high country adventures so I knew what I was getting into with the cables. However, my wife did not. Not comfortable with heights, she decided to wait it out in the high meadow before the shoulder.

I trudged forward and had a good amount of company on the cables, but not too bad. Steady progress at first, but slowed dramatically about 300 feet up. Seems we got stuck behind some poor woman who decided to call it quits about 100 feet from the top. After I flew past her there was nobody else to contend with on the cables. Was not crowded at all on the way down and for a change it was less intimidating coming down then going up. Made it back to Happy Isles before dinner, round-trip of about 10 1/2 hours. Thing I was happiest about was that I made it to the top only 2 months after my second knee surgery.

One other thing that strikes me as odd is the amount of people with a Walmart fanny pack and cheap sandals who head towards the summit. Wonder what their feet look like the next day. Hmmm...
Posted May 3, 2006 7:05 pm

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