Great day to nap beneath the boulders on top.
It was a little bit hard in the final section of the summit but the feeling on the top was really cool!
Crazy how many people climb this mountain. The cables can be very dangerous yet all types and abilities do it. The MOST people I have ever seen hiking a mountain with me that day: hundreds! Miserable 100 degree F day, long, blah trail. Very much appreciated water at the 2 falls. Fun but careful climbing up the 45 degree slab slope for 400 feet. Good views from top. Lots of people sun tanning.
Climbed it with two friends started hiking around 10:30 PM made the summit by sunrise. TO COOL.
Had the summit just to us. sat on the edige and watched the sun fill the valley
Cool route, almost as crowded as the cables.
Done this several times- cables, trail run, climb. The most memorable was coming over from Cloud's Rest (backpack) or the runout on Snake
Absolutely amazing views from the top! The cables were the easiest part of the whole climb the hard part was getting to them. It was a very, very long day of hiking we started at 5:00am in Curry Village. Making the whole hike approximately 19.5 miles. Great hike though, I would go back and do it in a heartbeat!
Did the cables hike with my wife in 97. The best hike I have done in the world.
In 99 I lead my climbing partner and his brother up Snake Dike. Felt like I was flying runout 100 feet in a strong wind.
Quick out and back ascent on a beautiful day.
Great day to climb the cables!!!
Went back for second annual trip. Same as last time - perfect conditions. Only difference was I woke up a little late and then had to come down that last mile or so in the dark (had a headlamp w/me of course).
This was my first "adventurous" hike and I loved it! We had amazing weather, not a thunder bumper on the horizon.
Pretty uneventful. Camped in little Yosemite Valley so approach wasn't bad, first pitch was crux, the rest a cruise and 4th class marathon on top. While descending the cables we learned of the events of 9/11 and were in utter disbelief. We hoofed it to camp and got to Yosemite Valley proper, 6 miles, full packs and racks, in 45 minutes!
Classic route. Unfortunately the Valley was smoky, so the views weren't as stellar as they could be. That was one loooong day.
i want to do it again!
16 hours round trip from the car. Passed two groups on the rock. Route was BEAUTIFUL!! Cables down was scariest part!! Fat tourists peeling of f and stumbling.
Will remain on my list of favorites. Just don't look down and hang on to the cable.
Waited in line 45 minutes at the cables. Worth the wait.
Beautiful day and a great hike. Tremendous views of Yosemite from the top.