Half Dome Climber's Log

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Vinny - Jul 2, 2009 7:21 pm

life altering  Sucess!

I likely wouldn't have moved to Cali if it weren't for the week with the boys in the Valley and Tuolumne. Snake Dyke with Joseph was a highlight for sure. good times!


steve_hiebert - Jul 1, 2009 4:09 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2009

Via Cable Route before the Rain  Sucess!

My friend and I climbed the Cable Route in a relatively speedy day hike where we tried to beat the crowds and the weather. Sure enough, people started showing up in some force (for a week day) when we were on the way down and it was a full-on rain by the time we were descending the Mist Trail. But, it was definitely a fun time!

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 30, 2009 2:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Climbed Snake Dike with Carlos. Fun day even with the crowds. Had to wait for four parties at the base of the climb, then a ton of people on the cables to make it down. But still a great way to climb Half Dome!


zplustwo - Jun 29, 2009 10:55 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

End of a long trip  Sucess!

This was a back-up plan after I failed to get over the Red Peak Pass due to snow (and lousy routefinding..).


POLUKO - Jun 25, 2009 3:17 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009

So cool!  Sucess!

Slept at LYC and did the hike early. I had a great time and want to go back from the north.


JHH60 - Jun 23, 2009 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2005

Cable route  Sucess!

Want to go back and do it by Snake Dike!


damgaard - Jun 14, 2009 9:45 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2009

crowded  Sucess!

John Muir up, Mist down. Very nice views on the way, but quite crowded.


theflyingmountaineer - Jun 2, 2009 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2002

Happy Isles via Mist Trail  Sucess!

Climbed with Dad... this was second ascent, but got to the top this time! Totally worth it!


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.

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