Half Dome Climber's Log

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EastcoastMike - Jul 16, 2007 4:41 pm

Re: Cables

Hey we did it at night also a couple days after you! What a great idea!


WeatherMan - Jul 11, 2007 2:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007

Always a fun one  Sucess!

Start from Happy Isles... summit by noon... then hustle back so you can catch Happy Hour at Curry Village, and sip on a pitcher of beer while you wait for your pizza; all in the shadow of the monolith you've just topped. You couldn't ask for a better day hike if you ask me.


genmai3 - Jun 23, 2007 2:14 pm

Cables  Sucess!

Great weather, great hike, great views.


davebobk47 - Jun 19, 2007 12:55 pm

Amazing  Sucess!

Long day, started shortly after 5am. The cables are one of the coolest things I have done. A really great mountain.

Jim Carr - Jun 15, 2007 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006

Cables  Sucess!

An early start is the way to go to beat the crowds on this one. Started at 3:00 am by headlamp and caught the sunrise near the summit. No waiting on the cables. Round trip car to car in about 6 hrs, 45 min.


gjonbelay - Jun 11, 2007 5:20 pm

The Cables, Summer 1994  Sucess!

My first Sierra peak! The one that started it all and lead to one of my most interesting adventures one year later.


TomSellick - Jun 7, 2007 8:21 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2007

Had the route to myself  Sucess!

Cables route was great. Started at 6 am and saw ZERO people on the trail on the way up, besides 2 guys on snake dike. Unreal. Cables were "down" but I creeped up anyway. Best solo hike of all time. Saw a rattlesnake and 200 people on the way down.


NavySeabee - Jun 4, 2007 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2005

Cables were cool!  Sucess!

Great day - but then again, what day of bagging a California icon isn't great?! Pretty windy on top. My camera started scooting across a flat rock. By the way, bike gloves are not a good way to grip the cables. Note to self...


huskertriguy - May 29, 2007 5:09 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Disneyland?  Sucess!

Unbelievably beautiful backdrop, but I've never seen so many people on a trail before. Kids in ponchos and slip-on canvas shoes, girls in denim mini-skirts; I couldn't believe it. The traffic jam on the cables was pretty annoying and tedious, but as always I'm thankful for each step taken.

I'm in pretty lousy shape right now after 2 months laid up from a really nasty ankle sprain resulting from a trail run, but still made it easily enough. (Was that an awkward sentence or what?!)

Anyway, do this summit on a weekday if at all possible (though I'm not sure it'll help). It'll enhance your experience and appreciation.

First time in Yosemite; I can't wait to go back.


thundercloud - May 25, 2007 4:10 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2007

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Fun day on the rock. Approached on Muir around the back side of Liberty Cap, which is longer yet less strenuous (and drier) than the Mist. Approach has a few "interesting" sections. Descended the down cables using a prusik for security...nice to have.


EverydayExplorer - May 25, 2007 2:15 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2007

High School Fieldtrip  Sucess!

It would have been a typical hike up the cables except on that day an all girls high school had made it a requirement in order to graduate they had to summit half dome. I thought that was kind of cool. Their brother school had something similar in that they had to touch to floor of the Grand Canyon. I wish my high school had been that hip.


Janell - May 14, 2007 5:32 pm

Oh my legs  Sucess!

This was one of the most awesome hikes ive ever been on, I love the cables!


granitepeaker - May 7, 2007 10:51 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

Wonderful Day  Sucess!

Just finished this summit last week and loved the hike. I made the summit with two female friends and did it round trip in 10 hours with the cables down. We used harnesses and did a sling around the cable, better then nothing. My first trip to Yosemite so it was nice to climb something while there.


KevinEldon - May 3, 2007 11:28 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Long walk, not summit

Got to shoulder but didn't make the summit w/ the cables. The cables were down... I had already hiked 16 miles... hadn't really acclimatized at all and was coming from sea level...and other excuses.

It's a great hike. Gorgeous views.


snowclimber12 - Apr 22, 2007 10:53 pm

cables  Sucess!

climbed it multiple times, lots of fun each times sometimes very interesting, like naked guy on top, but good long hike


batesville - Apr 16, 2007 4:21 pm

Typical ascent  Sucess!

Nothing special about this ascent besides the views. Oh yeah, and the fat guy laying in the middle of the cables crying and wishing that it was over (He was about 30 meters from the summit).

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Apr 1, 2007 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 1997

Cables Route  Sucess!

Enjoyed the hike up with friends, especially passing on the outside of the cables to bypass the crowd!. Wanted to go back the following year on my 50th birthday to rock climb it but never made it due to a shoulder injury.


mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2000

Snake Dike Simul  Sucess!

After gaining the dike itself simul climbing the route made for one of the best uninterrupted trips up a piece of granite I have ever had the pleasure of making. Props to Alex for leading this continuously runout route.

Bubba Suess

Bubba Suess - Mar 9, 2007 10:03 pm

Family spot...  Sucess!

My folks met climbing Half Dome in '63, so this has always been a favorite family spot. My dad and his brother were backpacking and ended up meeting and accompanying my mom to the summit. He claims that he has cooked the only lasagna ever cooked on Half Dome. I have summited the mountain numerous times since I was a child.


Hyadventure - Mar 7, 2007 6:10 pm

Cables Route August 2002  Sucess!

A beautiful hike, but harder then I expected for the gain and distance. Probably more fun in the cooler months.

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