Half Dome Climber's Log

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Vinny

Vinny - Oct 30, 2007 11:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2002

Snake route and normal route  Sucess!

Awesome Day out with Joseph - super light rack and half rope added some excitement!
Fun wow! I wonder if I would have dreamed of moving to Cali were it not for this roadtrip?
Did the cable route a couple times later when we lived in the bay area.

panweilin

panweilin - Oct 25, 2007 6:30 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2004

My used-to-be annual event  Sucess!

It used to be my annual event to hike up to Half Dome, until this year when I witnessed a Japanese hiker feel off the cable to his death. What a tragedy!

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Oct 22, 2007 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2007

A Wild Day  Sucess!

Started hiking at 4 am to get to snake dike. We got off-route but got reset in the right direction. We finished the climb around 6:30 when the sun was setting. We booked it to the top but we were too late and couldn't find the cables in the dark. We huddled in a nest of pine needles until SAR got us at 1:30 am. We returned to camp at 5 am.

tombcronin

tombcronin - Oct 17, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Scary!  Sucess!

I can't believe the park lets people go up this thing. I used climbing shoes, a harness, and clipped a daisy chain to the cables; I guess I know too much (not).

pjgordon

pjgordon - Oct 17, 2007 6:01 pm

Foolishness  Sucess!

I have summited Half Dome many times including by moonlight. In the summer of 2006 I left the cables after climbing half way because the freezing rain was driving me from the slick granite. Well the gun-ho new father behind me didn't want to wait and with his toddler strapped to his back he moved outside the cables and on up the wet rock to the top. I am surprised more people don't fall.

hikerbryan

hikerbryan - Oct 3, 2007 12:09 am Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2001

Cable Route  Sucess!

Beautiful, if a little crowded trail with great views of the valley. Cables were fun to climb both up and down.

mfutch78

mfutch78 - Oct 1, 2007 1:21 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007

night ascent  Sucess!

Hiked Half Dome under a full moon and had the summit to ourselves at sunrise.

breagen

breagen - Sep 25, 2007 2:49 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2007

Cables  Sucess!

Almost ran up this thing, kinda silly because its a beautiful route. Crowds are of course expected, but we got on the second day the cables were up.

CookieMonster

CookieMonster - Sep 25, 2007 2:06 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

Cables  Sucess!

There's nothing wrong with my vocab, but it's tough thinking of adjectives to describe this climb. From Yosemite Valley, past waterfalls, through meadows, and finally up the rock. The cables section seemed steeper than shown in any picture, and the rock was worn smooth. It takes a little courage to make it, but it's definately worth it!

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Sep 21, 2007 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2007

Harf Dome Cables  Sucess!

I used no gloves, but it seemed everyone else did. My palms and fingers are slightly calloused from pull-ups, maybe that was the key for me.

I was surprised by all the people, even at midweek in September. Came down on the outside of the cables, which was fast, but seemed to put the ascendant ones in a state of confusion about protocol. I'd guess my grip is stronger than average, again from the pull-ups.

mgp5000

mgp5000 - Sep 14, 2007 9:31 am

Playing Catch-Up  Sucess!

I remember it was a long day and a beautiful hike. Lots of marmots up top and lots of Vitamin-I after it was all done.

ryan_tx

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

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

What can I say...  Sucess!

Love the view from the top.

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!

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