Half Dome Climber's Log

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VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:30 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2008

So much nicer when the cables are down . . .  Sucess!

Beautiful day . . . guy I met hiking up and I were the only ones on the summit


bfrench - Apr 30, 2009 9:14 pm

Half Dome  Sucess!

Climbed the cables route on day two of the John Muir Trail.


Hotoven - Apr 16, 2009 11:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Nice Day Hike On A Nice Day!  Sucess!

A very nice hike with an amazing view at the top. The last few hundred feet were extreme. Using cables and metal rods for help. Very fun. Can't wait to do it again. You get to see allot of the park around you as well.


Groundswell - Mar 30, 2009 9:19 pm

Reg NW  Sucess!

did in 3 days. slept at base, pitch 11 and Big Sandy. fun. no crowds


SummitJunkie - Mar 12, 2009 12:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

Cables  Sucess!

Climbed via JMT to the cables. Left at 4, just missed sunrise on top. Great day!!


jonmeek16 - Mar 8, 2009 4:28 pm

Awesome  Sucess!

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


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

Cables  Sucess!

Hot day, wonderful hike, many people


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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