Half Dome Climber's Log

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tb00957 - Jun 10, 2008 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

snake dike  Sucess!

We started in the valley around 445am. Wait at the base for two hours for three parties to clear. I would avoid Sat and early season next time.

GroundControl

GroundControl - Jun 10, 2008 5:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2008

Beautiful Morning Day Hike  Sucess!

Hiked via the Mist Trail and came back using the JMT. Absolutely beautiful ~16.5 mile hiking day, best of course to start early to beat the crowds (we started ~6am).

TJ311

TJ311 - Jun 8, 2008 9:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008

Long Hike  Sucess!

Whew what a long hike. It was well worth it though. I loved the cables at the last part of the ascent. My feet were killing me at the end of the day. Total was 17.5 miles.

thexcat

thexcat - Jun 4, 2008 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

Long day  Sucess!

My first hike in the Sierras, used cables to get up, spectacular views.

llkylej

llkylej - Apr 30, 2008 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2001

My First Hike

Very difficult hike for me at the time. The three of us ran out of water at the top and almost literally sprinted down the mountain. It was a very hot day and we were desperate for water. Got down to our camp in just over an hour (that's how fast we were going/desperate we were for water). I would like to go back, but will bring better shoes, since my previous pair would not grip the side of half dome (had to completely rely on the cables/wooden planks).

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Apr 23, 2008 10:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 1974

Cables  Sucess!

Climbed with a service buddy while stationed with the Coast Guard in San Fran. A wonderful climb.

Fins129

Fins129 - Apr 10, 2008 1:04 pm

Day Hike  Sucess!

Awesome hike. They were doing contruction on the route near the cables so the trail wasn't as crowded.

snowflake

snowflake - Mar 21, 2008 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1992

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Great fun.

mtndonkey

mtndonkey - Mar 12, 2008 7:14 pm

Love the Sierra  Sucess!

Beautiful summer day hike

Ambret

Ambret - Feb 22, 2008 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

Half Dome Cables  Sucess!

Beautiful hike on a beautiful day. Good practice run for the Whitney Main Trail. Met lots of nice people along the way, though I'm glad we got an early start (5:30 am), so we hit the cables before the crowd. The cables were not as daunting as I had feared.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:08 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2003

HALF DOME  Sucess!

MIST TRAIL DAYHIKE

Shirley Lam

Shirley Lam - Jan 30, 2008 10:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002

My first backpacking trip

Hiked from the village to Cloud's Rest to spend the night, then over to Half Dome and back to the village. I had rock climbed quite a bit before, but after this trip, I became completely addicted to the outdoors!

tomlauren

tomlauren - Jan 28, 2008 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 1991

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Climbed Snake Dike with my friend Jason on my 21st birthday. Went down the Cables Route. Had my first legal beer in the bar at the Yosemite Lodge that night.

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Dec 29, 2007 4:35 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2003

Done...  Sucess!

Day hike via the tourist route...beautiful sceneries but super crowded on Memorial day weekend.

climbing1

climbing1 - Dec 25, 2007 1:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2007

Day hike  Sucess!

Took a side trip to Clarks Point, watched a Grouse and her 4 chicks. Took excellent pics of the back side of Half Dome. Ascended with no trouble for a nice lunch by 11am. Stopped above Nevada Falls for a cold drink and a cold dip in the water. Arrived back in Curry Village with a very unpleasant left knee. Other than that it was a great day.

jmc

jmc - Dec 22, 2007 8:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2006

next time...  Sucess!

Twice up the cables, next time will be Snake Dike.

straydog5

straydog5 - Dec 18, 2007 12:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2005

From Happy Isles  Sucess!

Simply fantastic!!

WickedRugged

WickedRugged - Dec 3, 2007 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2007

Half Dome from Happy Isles  Sucess!

Hiked w/ roommate and his co-workers, started at first light (camped in Yosemite Valley) and a lot of people were already on the trail. Got to the summit a little after noon. Went up the cables (used garden gloves from Home Depot, I would recommend a pair that fits snug and has a good grip, not garden gloves!!!). The summit was great, but the cables were jam-packed. I would recommend starting earlier and getting to the cables before lunch to beat the crowd. Stopped to rest on the way down above Vernal Falls, lots of people were lounging and playing in the water. Great hike and unbelievable views!!!

RyanMountain

RyanMountain - Dec 3, 2007 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006

Wee hours  Sucess!

I've been up Half Dome a couple of times and I have to say that starting the hike at 2am because there's no place to camp in the valley is the best way to do it. The best part is the looks you get from the people at the Curry Village bar when it's noon and you tell them you just got back from hiking Half Dome.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 20, 2007 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1996

Detoured Day Hike  Sucess!

In 1996 a rockslide closed the Happy Isles trailhead. Wanting to fulfill a deep desire to hike Half Dome, I cobbled together a hike from Mono Meadows. Thinking it would be a stretch at 20 miles round trip, I began in the dark. I learned Illouette creek does not have a bridge. I did summit and finish in a stupor, where I learned that I had mis-added - and the true mileage was 30 miles. Ouch.

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