Half Dome Climber's Log

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ryan_tx - Sep 13, 2007 9:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2007

Via Cables  Sucess!

Started bright & early at sunrise & completed approx. 4pm that afternoon. Definitely the toughest hike I've done in a day! Although it was a bit crowded, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

Climber Dave

Climber Dave - Sep 13, 2007 10:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Warm day in the valley  Sucess!

Drive into the valley took longer than expected, so got a late start. Pretty warm day. Fair amount of people, but went after Labor Day so crowds not bad, no wait at the cables. Seems like miles of stairs, goin up the Mist Trail, falls both flowing but just barely, wrong time of year to see these. Overall a good long day.


HikingBoots - Sep 7, 2007 1:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2005

What can I say...  Sucess!

Love the view from the top.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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