Half Dome Climber's Log

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RickF - Jul 26, 2012 10:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

Very Gratifying  Sucess!

I first attempted Half Dome in 2007, very casually with my wife on an anniversary get-away trip. When arriving at the huge crowds at the bottom of the cables I turned back.
This time, the new permit system seems to really have reduced the number of people. There's still some waiting for slower moving people, both up and down on the cables, but nothing like it was in 2007. Despite the permanent "aid" (the cables) and all the criticism of the route being for tourists I really enjoyed it. But then I also enjoy the Main Mt. Whitney Trail.


mg1779 - Jul 18, 2012 1:20 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Backpacked it  Sucess!

Hiked the Mist train to little Yosemite Valley where we left all our heavy stuff. Climbed up the cables and then back down to little Yosemite Valley.


LincolnB - Jul 14, 2012 1:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

Slippery  Sucess!

Started at Tenaya, mostly ran to the base of the climb, then took the cables up. The biggest surprise was how slippery the rock was between the cables, worn smooth by countless thousands of feet -- bring shoes that will grip. Then hiked down to the valley and took the YARTS shuttle back to Tenaya. No scree to soften the descent -- my calves are still sore.


gwave47 - Jul 10, 2012 11:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Cables from Glacier Point  Sucess!

We started at Glacier Point, took the Cables to the top, then descended via the Mist Trail into the Valley. If you have a shuttle this is a good route, though I would recommend descending the John Muir Trail to avoid the steep decline and the crowds. There was no ranger out checking permits this day either.

trexkerry - Jul 4, 2012 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2012

Via Cables  Sucess!

Just the standard classic hike - dayhike via Mist Trail on the way up and JM Trail on the way down. Not too crowded on the cables. Fun day.


sangus - Apr 10, 2012 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Perfect Day  Sucess!

I tore up my feet a little on this hike breaking in some mountaineering boots for the first time. Didn't realize that they break you instead. The weather was perfect thoroughly enjoyed the hike.


orbitor - Apr 10, 2012 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

From the Valley via Cables  Sucess!

Redemption after failed 1st attempt in 2006. Great timing at end of summer season - only a third of regular crowd on the trail. Nothing beats the feeling of standing on top after conquering the cables!


tdburnett - Apr 9, 2012 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

Success  Sucess!

Great 17 mile hike to the top of Half Dome with Y-Explore.


lizklevy - Mar 31, 2012 2:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

Cables  Sucess!

Nice stop along the JMT.


krrt2000 - Feb 26, 2012 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 1994

Snake Dike

With Duane, great view and climb. Cables were closed for repairs, had the summit pretty much to ourselves for three hours.


darinchadwick - Feb 13, 2012 4:50 am

Looking on both sides

Episode 1: The slow backpack method. My friend went into diabetic shock just before we reached camp. I got him to wash down some candy with OJ while he was incoherent, but before he passed out. No bears though, and a nice mellow pace.
Episode 2: Snake Dike, took this Norwegian hottie I'd recently met up this route, married her 3 years later. It's a good route for that kind of thing.
Episode 3: Started at Tenaya Lake, up Clouds Rest on our way to HD, then learned that the shuttle bus times had changed, so had to run all the way down the trail to the valley, made it with 20 minutes to spare, but no summit.


GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 3:23 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

Cables  Sucess!

Second trip up to Half Dome, first when the cables were up. Great view from the top, of course!


AndyMac321 - Jan 14, 2012 11:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2003

I was there  Sucess!

One day hike to the to and back, what a day!


sardude - Jan 13, 2012 1:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2003

Did it.  Sucess!

Cables w/ Dakota on his 8th B-day.


sardude - Jan 13, 2012 1:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2003

Did it.  Sucess!

Cables w/ Dakota on his 8th B-day.


smurfer - Jan 4, 2012 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2010

Cables  Sucess!

I've been up here by the cables route from Happy Isles three times (Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2010). Was worth breaking camp early and beating the crowds. Each time I went up and down just outside of the cables, which made a few people unhappy. But honestly, I felt much safer that way than sitting on my butt for 10 minutes behind someone who has stalled in between the cables.


DarrenKnezek - Nov 22, 2011 6:52 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 1995

Climbed Regular Northwest Face in 15 hours.  Sucess!

My first Big Wall climb. Climbed in about 15 hours and camped back at the base. Climbed with an old friend, Mike Hunter.


MCGusto - Oct 28, 2011 12:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

sunrise on half dome  Sucess!

Left at midnight and arrived atop half dome for sunrise. Just me, jarrod, matt, and travis, along with two other travelers on top at the end of august


ssbclimber - Oct 8, 2011 2:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Cables Route  Sucess!

Solo on the cables route. Left trailhead at 4:45AM and was glad I did. By the time I got down the cables around 10:30AM and the line was probably 75 people deep just to get on. No surprise the quota was established the following summer.

danblock - Sep 6, 2011 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

Hikers Unite  Sucess!

One of the best hikes I've done. Went with a big group this time, and most made the top. So much better on the cables with the quota system in effect.

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