Half Dome Climber's Log

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jonmeek16

jonmeek16 - Mar 8, 2009 4:28 pm

Awesome  Sucess!

climbed Snake Dike back in June of 07. great climb. and great views

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 3, 2009 8:06 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Day hike with our Scout Troop  Sucess!

Our group of about 30 Boy Scouts and adults started at 5 am in hopes of avoiding the crowds. Cables not to crowded on the way up but on the way down, was I5 in downtown LA at rush hour. My 6th time on the summit, 3rd time as a day hike.

tooantsy

tooantsy - Feb 20, 2009 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2002

My first big day hike  Sucess!

The first hike I ever did was up Half Dome - been there three times after that. Highly recommend going off season when the cables are DOWN. What a rush!

daw37

daw37 - Feb 14, 2009 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2006

Cable Route  Sucess!

The cables weren't nearly as bad as they looked. Patch of snow on the summit made cooling off great!

Livelife4Summits

Livelife4Summits - Feb 1, 2009 2:48 am Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2007

Via Cable Route  Sucess!

Day tripping from a long weekend in San Francisco en route back to San Diergo. Base camped near the Lodge (Camp 4) and took the route via Happy Isles. The Cables were the best part of the whole hike, thank god for the safety harness I brought...would love to do it again when snow is in full effect.

selinunte01

selinunte01 - Dec 28, 2008 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2008

Cables  Sucess!

Hot day, wonderful hike, many people

cdog

cdog - Dec 22, 2008 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2004

labor day weekend  Sucess!

this was my 2nd time up, the first being with scouts many years before. I brought my girlfriend and we left the valley around 4am, getting a nice start to ensure some solitude on the way up. We ended up being the earliest to the top but then had to pass the masses on the way down--some people make the passing on the cables exciting.

ozarkmac

ozarkmac - Dec 19, 2008 11:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 28, 1992

cables down - unforgettable outing  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked up from the valley. When we got to the shoulder, we saw the cables were laying down for the winter season and the climb looked daunting. We about turned around when a lady at least 60 years old scurried down the cables and told us it was not as hard as it looked. With that, we each straddled a cable and pulled ourselves up. Even with the cables down, there were dozens of people on top. We spent a long time atop the iconic monolith soaking in the setting. We stumbled down the trail exhausted, in the dark, without lamps and very happy.

davidjhoopes

davidjhoopes - Nov 27, 2008 9:48 pm

Unbeatable Day Hike

Went up on a weekday w/ my wife and Ben (6m old son) and our friends Megan (8m pregnant) and Jon. Should have seen the looks we got on the cables lugging up Ben. Crowds not too bad.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Nov 4, 2008 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1994

Regular trail  Sucess!

Busy saturday on the cables. Some bonehead was driving golf balls off the dome into Tenaya Canyon.

eruselow

eruselow - Oct 10, 2008 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2008

no sweat  Sucess!

Beautiful day to climb Half Dome. The climb up took 3.5 hours starting at Curry Village. Those cables at the end are no joke.

Ratballs

Ratballs - Aug 28, 2008 11:15 pm

From Tuolomne Meadows

Came up the easy side of Half Dome (well, harder than taking a chopper to the top, I s'pose), back in the summer of '92. Part of a farewell-to-the-US three-day hike from Tuolomne Meadows I did with my ex.

jboldt1971

jboldt1971 - Aug 24, 2008 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Cables  Sucess!

A long, crowded hike, but well worth it. It was funny to see what some people were wearing for a 16 mile hike. Some people definitely were not prepared. Bring a water filter! The cables were incredibly crowded so give yourself some extra time if you're doing this on the weekend.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Aug 17, 2008 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Half Dome from the Valley  Sucess!

My 11 year old son wanted to do this and we had a great heavy duty hike up the cables. Going back in the heat was hard on the knees for me. While I was ordering the promised victory pizza, my son fainted but was revived enough to enjoy it.

thegoldengriff

thegoldengriff - Aug 14, 2008 12:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Summited via Snakedike and then down the cables. A long 16+ mile day but well worth it.

igneouscarl

igneouscarl - Aug 6, 2008 1:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

good hike  Sucess!

a good hike, shame about the concrete at base of the falls. Saw a bear and 3 cubs on descent- fantastic moment.

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Aug 4, 2008 3:30 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Fun, but long day and runout though.

AdamJ

AdamJ - Jul 31, 2008 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005

Half Dome  Sucess!

first real hike with my Dad. Left in the dark, went up the regular route and up the cables. I'm hooked!

heyitsme

heyitsme - Jul 22, 2008 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

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got up it in 4hrs 25 min, now id like to try and get it under 4hrs. knocked off 30 or so min from my last one.

SFMountaineer

SFMountaineer - Jul 21, 2008 12:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Long, Hot, Great  Sucess!

Started at 4:30 am, took most of the day due to slower climbers in my group. Mist up, JMT down. Out of water for a couple miles until Nevada falls, those faucets there are realy great (and popular!). Can't wait to come back, Cloud's Rest next time...

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