Hiked up to the cable and was treated to great views of Aguas Caliente. The bottom part of the entire ladder for the first 15m or so are gone but a steel cable exists. Tested the cable but skipped it due to the rain that afternoon and short schedule. Will have to go back next time.
Here's some good info on the trail posted on TripAdvisor.
Many of the ladders were damaged and some where gone, thanks to the rainy season. I scrambled up anyway, using the remains of the ladder plus a thick steel cable that was hanging down where the longest ladders should have been.
A fun hike that offers great views of a very special place
A bit dangerous on the wet ladders, but well worth the risk.
it truly is once in a life time hike and worth every second. the humidity is stifeling, the views impressive and the wood latter is something to tell all the fans about!