Half Dome Climber's Log

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KVHiker

KVHiker - Aug 13, 2009 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

Cable Route  Sucess!

I hiked up to the top of half dome with Tom, Kathy, Karen, Jim, and Alice. I started at the trailhead at 7:00AM (Happy Isles), and I was back down by 6:00PM (11 hours). I went up the Mist trail to the Half Dome Trail, and then came down the Half Dome Trail to the John Muir Trail. I got to see Half Dome, the view from Half Dome, the cables that lead up Half Dome, Nevada Fall, Vernal Fall, lllilouette Fall, Emerald Pool, Silver Apron, some amazing portions of the Merced River, and more. The hike was just a blast, and everyone in our group and everyone that we met on the way was friendly and excited to be there.

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Mountain_girl

Mountain_girl - Aug 9, 2009 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2008

Cable route  Sucess!

Great hike and the cables were a lot of fun! During the week it was not too crowded.

WML

WML - Jul 30, 2009 1:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Cable route  Sucess!

My first sierra hike...got me started and that was all I needed.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Jul 24, 2009 3:14 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Carry my kids up the cable?  Sucess!

Awesome hike to the backside. Pitched camp about halfway and arrived at the cables just before sunset. Left the wife and kids at the base while I rushed up. All alone on top. Pictures, map and report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/california_climbing/yosemite_national_park/half_dome_018.htm

iditarod81

iditarod81 - Jul 20, 2009 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2009

Glad we took a couple gallons of water.  Sucess!

Definitely a hot and crowded hike as expected, but was awed by the gorgeous Yosemite Valley summit vistas and Nevada falls en route up the trail.

Ze

Ze - Jul 14, 2009 3:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

cables  Sucess!

first time in yosemite, excellent views from atop of course. cables were enjoyable. wish i had more time to do up clouds rest as well. oh well for next time

Vinny

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

bfrench - Apr 30, 2009 9:14 pm

Half Dome  Sucess!

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

Hotoven

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

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

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

jonmeek16 - Mar 8, 2009 4:28 pm

Awesome  Sucess!

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

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