Half Dome Climber's Log

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whaynal

whaynal - Sep 4, 2007 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Third times a charm.  Sucess!

Finally started early enough...and the weather was great all day, too.

renogurt

renogurt - Aug 27, 2007 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2007

Awesome  Sucess!

What a cool climb up the cables. It is pretty funny to see all the funny webbing contraptions people come up with as a false sense of security. Overall cool. p.s. do the mist trail.

glahhg

glahhg - Aug 27, 2007 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2007

Regular Northwest Face  Sucess!

Day 1: up the death slabs (which are pretty tame, don't take the long trail), then fix 3 pitches. Day 2: blast to big sandy (pitch 17). Day 3: Top out and run down the mist trail. Destroyed for days afterwards.

cluck

cluck - Jul 20, 2007 10:03 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2007

Snake dike  Sucess!

A fun day in Yosemite. Creeping across the polished granite slabs on P1 was the crux. The run out sections of low 5th after that were fun and easy. Nice to get up this beautiful hunk of granite in off peak time. We saw 3 parties climbing Snake Dike. Cables were down so there were zero hikers and no traffic jams. This was the right time to go, I'd think.

EastcoastMike

EastcoastMike - Jul 16, 2007 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Night Hike

My girlfriend, a friend, and I left Monday the 9th around 12:45 am and hit the cables at sunrise. We all were really glad we did it at night, beating the mobs of ya-hoos and having the cables to ourselves.

Idaho Kid

Idaho Kid - Jul 12, 2007 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Cables  Sucess!

This was a night Hike. We left at 11:30 P.M. the night before. It was great, we beat the heat and the crowds. It was nice to see all of the tired face going up when we were coming done. I can now see why Half Dome is one of the must climb mountains!

EastcoastMike

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

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

genmai3 - Jun 23, 2007 2:14 pm

Cables  Sucess!

Great weather, great hike, great views.

davebobk47

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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