Half Dome Climber's Log

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Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Feb 3, 2011 1:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2003

regular route  Sucess!

Yay cables!

Drewid

Drewid - Dec 30, 2010 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2000

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Have hiked it 3 times up the cables but finally bagged Snake Dike the day after Thanksgiving during a relatively warm spell back in like 2000. Sublime. "friction forever" after the climb ends is no lie, it's a classic calf burner. Descending the cables laying against the rock was interesting but easy.

seano

seano - Dec 17, 2010 2:14 pm

Cables  Sucess!

I don't remember when, but I've hiked this a couple times. Need to come back for Snake Dike.

Joeyroo

Joeyroo - Dec 12, 2010 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010

"Reverse" Route  Sucess!

I backpacked in from Tuolumne Meadows up to Clouds Rest to Half Dome then to the Valley.

Third time to Half Dome.

MtnDoser

MtnDoser - Dec 10, 2010 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

Half Domage  Sucess!

Amazing!!!!

webenji - Dec 2, 2010 5:29 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Coolest Yosemite Hike  Sucess!

I have done this hike a few times now, always through the cable route as a day hike of 8-10 hours. The toughest was in 100F heat with 1.5 liters of water! It is one of the coolest hikes in Yosemite with the cables making it quite fun. Unfortunately you do not get the 360-view feeling (that you get on Cloud's rest or eagle peak, for example) because the top of the dome is so big.

ElGreco

ElGreco - Nov 27, 2010 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

The Cables  Sucess!

Cables were down, but we practised and pitched it out with prusiks on the way up. Much slower than grabbing the cables and hauling, of course. Lots of traffic up there. The views were stunning, and all the waterfalls were pumping! Awesome hike (with elements of climbing thrown in).

jmatthys

jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2006

cables  Sucess!

Great time because I dragged my mom the whole way up

onramp36 - Oct 5, 2010 2:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Long day with friends  Sucess!

Hiked from Tenaya Lake to Cloud's Rest to Half Dome then down to the valley. Great long day with some old friends.

PellucidWombat

PellucidWombat - Oct 3, 2010 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010

Electrifying Cables Descent  Sucess!

Via Snake Dike with friends Daniel Honegger (my rope), Mike Shen , & Edward Lau. My friends were sport climbers, so Dan and I left my trad gear in for Mike & Ed to clip through for the first 2 pitches, then we climbed as completely separate teams for the rest. A great climb!

There was a helicopter MedEvac being conducted on the shoulder, so NPS rangers would not allow us to continue down beyond the base of the cables. As we waited a half hour or so for the pickup, we watched an afternoon thunderstorm barrel down on us. We weren't allowed to go down until the helicopter came and left, and by then it was lightly raining and lightning was almost upon us! (2 seconds or less between boom and flash). Since I was carrying a pack full of metal climbing gear, I had a good run down to the forest as a hail & lightning storm erupted around us.

A Bit

A Bit - Sep 19, 2010 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2010

Cable route  Sucess!

A great hike. It's not just about the cables. Started at Happy Isles TH and every bit of the trail was worth it.

eric.hannan

eric.hannan - Sep 15, 2010 11:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Fantastic Hike  Sucess!

I went with my gf and her dad. She wasn't prepared for the extent of how physically demanding the hike was and overall it took us around 22 hours I believe. It is such a fantastic hike with great views. The cables are hair raising and worth the trip!

Paul86

Paul86 - Sep 14, 2010 12:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Snake Dike  Sucess!

First time to the top of Half Dome for me. Some serious run out on this route! Despite the run out, however, all the moves are there and the climbing was spectacular. The only downside was the hike which was actually very beautiful and went by rather quickly.

Paul86

Paul86 - Sep 14, 2010 12:23 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

Snake Dike  Sucess!

First time to the top of Half Dome for me. Some serious run out on this route! Despite the run out, however, all the moves are there and the climbing was spectacular. The only downside was the hike which was actually very beautiful and went by rather quickly.

muajee

muajee - Sep 8, 2010 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2009

via the cable  Sucess!

Backpacked to LYV and day hiked to the top via the cable. Loved the cable - the funnest part of entire hike from TH. No traffic no jam on the cable; pleasantly surprised. Crowds factor on top of the dome was OK - expected but not too bad, maybe because it was Monday. Brought my Jetboil and enjoyed a cup of hot Thai tea. That was good. ;9

Next time it will be Snake Dike

mengbo

mengbo - Aug 12, 2010 4:46 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2009

Second Time  Sucess!

Backpacking. Camp at Little Yosemite.

mengbo

mengbo - Aug 12, 2010 4:45 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

first time  Sucess!

Day hike.

96avs01

96avs01 - Jul 26, 2010 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Moonlight Dayhike  Sucess!

Enjoyed the sunrise on top with approximately a dozen other people.

marauders - Jul 14, 2010 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

Snake Dike  Sucess!

Scenic approach, stellar climb, killer location. What can I say? I loved it!

RyanCampagna

RyanCampagna - Jun 14, 2010 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010

Cables Down!  Sucess!

Cables were down, so we brought up harnesses and some rope just in case. Prusik knot held just fine, and we had the summit to ourselves while the sub-dome was packed with people!

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