Half Dome Climber's Log

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eggheadsherpa - Sep 27, 2005 1:52 am

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: September 24, 2005  Sucess!

Nice day, good weather


Johnhl94563 - Sep 25, 2005 5:48 pm

Route Climbed: Snake Dike Date Climbed: September 23, 2005  Sucess!

5th annual climb. This time as a one day trip. Left the car at 5am, base of climb at 10am, summit at 4pm, headed down at 5pm, and reached the car at 8pm. Long 15 hour day. Started and ended in the dark. Unfortunately the summit wasn't as fun since it was windy and overcast, but the route was still very enjoyable. 5 teams on the route that day.


wetsponge007 - Sep 25, 2005 2:52 pm

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

My favorite hike so far. I have done it 3 other times since. Could not summit once due to the cables being down.


uwjennie - Sep 19, 2005 2:47 pm

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: September 18, 2005  Sucess!

Nice dayhike. Left early to beat the crowds.


alpspitze - Sep 15, 2005 3:44 pm

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: July 12, 1996  Sucess!

Nice hike with my wife on our first time in Yosemite.


pmlupi - Sep 15, 2005 2:57 pm

Route Climbed: Mist Trail Date Climbed: July 17, 2003  Sucess!

6 am start on the trail and made it to see sunrise through Nevada Falls. It is quite a sight to see. We hit the cables at about 9 am then spent about an hour on the summit. We got back down the cables prior to a horde of people arrived at bottom. All in all it was a fairly easy hike that we fininshed in about 7 hours.


Alpinist - Sep 12, 2005 2:29 am

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: September 11, 2005  Sucess!

Wanted to camp at Little Yosemite but couldn't get a permit. So we decided to do it as a day hike. We started from Happy Isles at 5:30am the next morning, and reached the summit by 11am. It was a beautiful clear day, no clouds and very little wind. The crowds starting coming up around noon. We took our time on the summit and made it back to the parking lot by 4:30pm.


Levi - Sep 2, 2005 9:53 pm

Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: August 28-30, 2005  Sucess!

Started the trail Sunday at 3:30 pm, reached Little Yosemite at 7:00 pm (via Mist Trail) and camped there. Woke up at 7:00 am and stayed at camp until 10:00 am due to the closure, got to the closed part of the trail at 1:00 pm and waited until 3:45 pm for the workers to finish and open the trail. Made the summit 4:23 pm, we decided to camp another night so we wouldnt have to walk out in the dark. Got back to camp at 6:30 pm. Left camp the next day at 7:15 am and took the John Muir trail back down, back to the car by 10:00 am.

All in all a great hike


jtschanz - Aug 30, 2005 12:21 pm

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

Hiked with Betty - her first time in Yosemite. Spectacular climb no matter which way you do it! Traditional swim in the Merced on the way down was refreshing as always.


cthomson - Aug 24, 2005 1:33 am

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Summitted a few times, however once was able to spend a night up there under a full moon. Will remember that experience forever


salad - Aug 2, 2005 7:23 pm

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: mid 90's  Sucess!

Great trip with Hesson and AD. F'in UFO's!!!!!


McCannster - Aug 1, 2005 10:11 pm

Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: July 31, 2005  Sucess!

Left at 6:15 am, summited at 11:45 am, got back to Happy Isles at 5:25 pm. The cables were awesome, and it wasn't very crowded, which was nice.


SusanM - Jul 27, 2005 8:31 am

Route Climbed: Cable Route Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

A long and hot solo trek. The granite dust bothered my throat, but despite this the hike was one of the best I've done. I want to come back here with a partner.

alpine master

alpine master - Jul 24, 2005 5:54 pm

Route Climbed: Regular route Date Climbed: Aug. 1998  Sucess!

First big wall. Good experience. Rain, hail, lightning, rock fall, night climbing, runout, whippers, and just about everything else that could happen.

aleasure - Jul 14, 2005 7:54 pm

Route Climbed: Regular NW Face Date Climbed: 9-11-2004  Sucess!

Did it in a long day. 14.5 hrs. Very cool. One I'd always wanted to do. Have also done Snake dike.


bbirtle - Jul 7, 2005 12:58 pm

Route Climbed: Tourist/Cables Route Date Climbed: Sept 10, 1998  Sucess!

Not a mountain as much of a work of rock art. Look at the profile of this thing: it's really a unique thing in the world.

Anyway, uneventful climb in shorts in typical fall California hot dry blue skies. Cables a cakewalk although tedious waiting on people with a fear of exposure taking a lot of time with every step. Lots of people on the summit and a quite festive mood up there.

Cached the gear on the saddle and continued midway up Cloud's Rest to camp under a beautiful old tree with an amazing sunset panarama of the mountain just climbed.

Tony Bettencourt - Jul 5, 2005 3:42 pm

Route Climbed: cable route Date Climbed: june 27 2005  Sucess!

5th year consectively with my wife Bonnie and friend Vernon


jtostenr - Jul 5, 2005 3:32 am

Route Climbed: The Cables Date Climbed: June 30, 2005  Sucess!

This was a very cool hike. From the two waterfalls to the cables near the top, it was great. We camped at Little Yosemite campground in order to hike to Clouds Rest the next day.


trad_spider - Jun 30, 2005 2:27 am

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

Started around 11:00am and reached the summit at 4:00pm. Stayed up at the top for almost an hour. Started back down at 5:00pm and made it the Happy Isles by 8:30pm. First time doing a summit in Yosemite. What I remember from my experience is all the people. The one thing that bothered me was a family that brought a 4 month old baby in a carrier. Some people just have no sense. But over all the views of the Valley were an awesome experience.


roger3k - Jun 25, 2005 5:44 am

Route Climbed: Cables Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

Thanks GG

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