climbed Snake Dike back in June of 07. great climb. and great views
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.
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!
The cables weren't nearly as bad as they looked. Patch of snow on the summit made cooling off great!
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.
Hot day, wonderful hike, many people
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.
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.
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.
Busy saturday on the cables. Some bonehead was driving golf balls off the dome into Tenaya Canyon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summited via Snakedike and then down the cables. A long 16+ mile day but well worth it.
a good hike, shame about the concrete at base of the falls. Saw a bear and 3 cubs on descent- fantastic moment.
Fun, but long day and runout though.
first real hike with my Dad. Left in the dark, went up the regular route and up the cables. I'm hooked!
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.
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...