Half Dome Climber's Log

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brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Apr 12, 2005 6:26 pm

Route Climbed: Numerous Date Climbed: Numerous  Sucess!

Cables June 1978

Snake Dike w Pat Brennan and Jerry July 1978

Regular NW Face w Pat Brennan July 1980

Snake Dike w Stan Horn 1982

Cables with my daughter 1992

Salathe' route w Eric Coomer June 1995

Regular NW Face July 1995 w Inez Drixelius

Snake Dike w Nurse Ratchet and my daughter July 2000

Regular NW Face June 2001 w Nurse Ratchet, replacing bad bolts at p6, p11, and p17


bechtt - Mar 31, 2005 9:26 pm

Route Climbed: Cables Route Date Climbed: Jul 1989  Sucess!


ExploreABitMore - Mar 4, 2005 10:25 pm

Route Climbed: Cable Route Date Climbed: 06/25/98  Sucess!

Day hiked the cable route.

Freddys27 - Mar 3, 2005 1:18 pm

Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: 1979, 1986, 1998  Sucess!

I first climbed this when I was 7 years old. Thanks Dad!


jtree - Feb 27, 2005 12:57 pm

Route Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: May 2004  Sucess!

Larry S. and I were the first ones on the route and enjoyed the beautiful solitude of having a classic all to ourselves. I thought the second pitch was just amazing! We used one 9 mm rope which in retrospect might not have been such a good idea especially if one of us took a 300 footer, which is possible I guess if things go way bad. Luckily the day we climbed was the first day the cables were put up so we had an easy time descending. A four star day!

The Defiant One

The Defiant One - Feb 23, 2005 2:31 am

Route Climbed: Tourist Cables Date Climbed: June 2003, 2004  Sucess!

everytime i do this it starts with a random night of sleeplessness in the SF Bay Area then a midnight phone call to my trusted go-anywhere friends three hours of driving, three more of hiking and a sunrise from the top of half dome. half dome is such an impulsive decision everytime


bigwallt - Feb 22, 2005 12:01 am

Route Climbed: Regular Northwest Face Date Climbed: Oct 1 1992  Sucess!

climbed this route in a day, the day after I got married with my best man. My wife new she was marrying a climber when she said, "I DO!" She is still with me 13 years later.


Franz77 - Feb 10, 2005 2:40 am

Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: 24 May 2004  Sucess!

Me and Paglia from Curry village in 5 hours. Nice view. Nice environment.


SgtSarge - Feb 2, 2005 4:13 pm

Route Climbed: Mist Trail Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful views up here. Too many people though.

Gene - Dec 10, 2004 8:36 pm

Route Climbed: Cables, Snake Dike Date Climbed: 1970 - 2000  Sucess!

The tick marks in my guide book say 19 trips to the top so far. Have done it in the 70s, 80s, 90s, & 00s. In my teens, 20s, 30s, 40s. Gotta do it again now I'm in my 50s. The best was when my (then) 9 year old daughter and I went up the cables. Four trips up Snake Dike from about 1973 through 2000. Will do it again this year. I blew my ACL on the Regular NW Face route in 2000. For some reason, I consider my retreat and subsequent unassisted descent of the Death Slabs one of my finest days in the hills.


bricewilson - Dec 8, 2004 6:33 pm

Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: June 8, 2004  Sucess!

Fun day hike, next time I'm going ultra-light and running!


JanG - Nov 19, 2004 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: Regular hike (by the cables) Date Climbed: Oct 1992  Sucess!

Half Dome was the first day-long hike that I took with my sons Christoph (aged 11 at the time) and Alexander ( aged 9); it was an exhilarating experience for all of us, especially leaning over the top! Somehow that hike must have given the boys a positive impression of hiking and mountaineering in general. Indeed, both of them subsequently asked if they could join me in a quest to climb the Matterhorn in Switzerland ( in 2002, see details in Trip Report on Matterhorn).

ripper333 - Oct 24, 2004 5:15 pm

Route Climbed: cables Date Climbed: oct 2002/june 2003  Sucess!

great experience both times. great weather


ChuckO - Oct 19, 2004 3:59 pm

Route Climbed: cables Date Climbed: late 1970's  Sucess!

Joined in a Sierra Club trip when I was in high school. Just looking to catch a ride to the mountains for some wilderness time - got Half Dome too. Bonus!

Gail J

Gail J - Oct 14, 2004 1:28 pm

Route Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: October 7, 2004  Sucess!

An eleven hour round trip from Little Yosemite Valley. A long day, but I was so happy to do the route, I wasn't tired. Thanks to my climbing partner for doing all the leading.

Chris Doig

Chris Doig - Oct 13, 2004 1:08 am

Route Climbed: cables Date Climbed: October 7, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed Half dome for the first time last Thursday. Went with my 15 year old son Zach and a few friends, Wow. This was the highlight of a 5 day backpack trip from TM to the valley. Met a bunch of Danish gymnasts on top, wait till you see the pictures!


Johnhl94563 - Oct 10, 2004 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: October 7, 2004  Sucess!

Time for the 4th annual climb of Half Dome. This time, Snake dike instead of the cables with my climbing partner Gail. What a great climb.

Even on a Thursday in early October there were over 10 climbers on the route. We were just lucky enough to be the first ones there :-) Did this as a EASY 3 day trip with two nights spent at Little Yosemite Valley.

About 4 hours spent on the route with another hour (more or less) hiking up the slabs to the summit.


shakesman - Oct 1, 2004 2:00 am

Date Climbed: Sept 03  Sucess!

A great way to spend your day!


usarock69 - Sep 7, 2004 4:54 pm

Route Climbed: via Yosemite Valley Date Climbed: 9/5/2004  Sucess!

We started around 7AM via Happy Isles, following the Mist Trail reaching the summit at 1:30 with plenty of stops to take pictures. This was my second time to hike Half Dome and once again I had a blast! The weather was perfect, the only downside were the crowds. The line at the cables was long, we ended up climbing the final part outside the cables, instead of inside. I think we saved an hour, maybe hour and half. otherwise, it was a beautiful hike with stunning views.


RobertCharlesAltman - Sep 4, 2004 11:41 pm

Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: 9/2/04  Sucess!

Hey! I did it! I hiked on up the extraordinary trail past Vernal and Nevada Falls. I loved the stairs cut right out the granite. Be sure to take your camera for the falls! The trail up from Nevada to the Cables is sweet.. very fine for running down. I ran down it from near the Cables to top of Nevada Falls-about 4.5 miles. The Cables are great! I loved going up and coming down-lots of fun..! Be sure to take you camera! I also ran down from Vernal Bridge to Happy Isles. It's pretty easy to run down most the trail. It's too steep for running from near the cables and between Vernal and Nevada Falls which is about 2 miles total that needs to be hiked down. I love to run-so I ran about 6 miles of it on down. Great area. I love Yosemite.

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