Half Dome Climber's Log

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Bruce Christensen

Bruce Christensen - Jul 13, 2008 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

Midnight hike  Sucess!

John Muir trail up, Mist trail down.

Left the parking lot at midnight, arrived on top around 5:30 a.m. We took a nice long break (45 minutes?) because we didn't want to arrive on top too soon and freeze ourselves before sunrise.

Sunrise was amazing. Highly recommended.

Took about as long to get down as it did to get up.

Suggestion for night hike: take JMT up (it's not as steep), Mist trail down (the waterfalls are absolutely amazing).

BradBartick

BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 10:21 pm

Always fun  Sucess!

Cables twice, via Snake Dike once. No way to not have fun on this behemoth.

Ryan Burd

Ryan Burd - Jul 3, 2008 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008

Cable Route  Sucess!

Hiked from Glacier Point, camped in Little Yosemite Valley. Ascended HD the next day and descended to Curry Village. Toughest hike yet. Trip Report

mlarkin2002 - Jun 23, 2008 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Tourist Route  Sucess!

Cables route as a dayhike, made a loop - up on JMT, down on mist trail. Someone wigged out on the cables during the descent, making for a big traffic jam.

gomez13

gomez13 - Jun 14, 2008 12:02 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2005

Long Long Day  Sucess!

Cimbed the cables route.Left S.F. at 2am and returned at 11pm. Has to be the longest and dumbest day of my climbing life

fatdad

fatdad - Jun 10, 2008 8:31 pm

Free three sides  Sucess!

NW Face, 1980.
First (climbing) trip to the Valley,I was sixteen, and climbed it with another 17 and 18 year old. My first wall. We had two of these new fangled things they called "Friends." All the rest was stoppers, hexes and youthful enthusiasm.

Snake Dike, the early '90s
Soloed it after a buddy and I go stormed off Mescalito and were on pout patrol. Next time I'll look at a top before leaving the rope at home.

My worst ascent was hiking up the cable to meet some friends on the NW Face and help them carry their gear down. I carried just a pack with two ropes and some gear but no sleeping bag, etc. Spent a long cold night on the summit only to find they bailed and day and a half earlier.

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.

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