The Cables Climber's Log

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climbing1 - Apr 14, 2011 2:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010

Breakfast  Sucess!

Great sunrise breakfast


mike_lindacher - Mar 29, 2011 9:46 pm

Electric Cables  Sucess!

Incoming TStorm charged the cables and literally provided shocks when you touched them. Hair standing on end at the summit. Freakish moments.


Kristin5berry - Feb 10, 2011 4:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2008

Favorite part  Sucess!

Fantastic climb


rhyang - Dec 21, 2010 9:49 am

September 2006

Descended after climbing Snake Dike. Insanely crowded ! Hopefully the quota / permits have made this less of a madhouse.

Remember to bring a pair of gloves.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 21, 2010 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1984

Cables down

Did this as a solo day hike from the valley. There was a lot of snow at the higher elevations and I snowshoed up to the saddle. The ridge was burned off. The cables were down and there was some ice and snow on the final slope. Being by myself, I erred on the conservative side and enjoyed the spectacular views from the saddle. Once above the falls I didn't see another person the whole day.


SKI - Dec 30, 2009 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

You girly man  Sucess!

Don't be a panzy! Run up the side of the sweat-laden glory wires(oriental express)!


Darren9 - Nov 7, 2009 3:09 am

the circus  Sucess!

It is entertaining but be prepared to watch out for yourself.


tioga - Oct 19, 2009 8:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009

Fun  Sucess!

Climbed it while on my honeymoon. Was very fun but did get tiring toward the top. It was quite an upper body workout.


WML - Sep 17, 2009 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

fun trade route  Sucess!

ton of people, but my first real intro into anything in the sierra...


Bascuela - Sep 10, 2009 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2009

Like climbing on my kitchen counter top   Sucess!

Thats some polished granite between the cables. Saw a women flip out about 100ft up... kind of cool.


Hotoven - Jun 24, 2009 11:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008

Long fun hike  Sucess!

This was a last minute hike so I was unprepared. Although I was tired at the end, it was well worth the pain!


VermontMike - May 21, 2009 7:41 pm

Cables down = better!

Did this one a few days after they "took the cables down" (removed the ladder steps so that just the cables remained), giving it a rappel-like ascent/descent. Way more fun and hardly anyone up there! Looked much steeper than it was.


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 10:42 pm

Awesome views  Sucess!

Only worth it for the views of the Valley

laziom - Dec 5, 2008 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2008

Made it!  Sucess!

wicked finish!


Sienna - Sep 5, 2008 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2000

This is where

I learned that I was not really bothered by heights.


davebobk47 - Oct 26, 2007 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

Wow  Sucess!

What a cool finish to a long hike.


hundy - Aug 17, 2007 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

The Cables  Sucess!

Well worth the effort. We started our hike at Red's Meadow in Mammouth. We hiked the JMT to the Fork in the trail that leads to the cables. We camped out at the fork and started out at 5am. We had the cables all to our selves on the way up and on the way down. There was probally 10 people on the top while we were up there.
On the way down the trail we passed a-lot of people going up to Half Dome. I am glad we camped out and went when we did. The views were awsome, nothing can compare to them.

justinjohnsen - Aug 16, 2007 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006

First long day hike

This was the hike that started it all for me. And what a fun route - the wet steps of the Mist Trail, the uphill dirt from Little Yosemite Valley, the twist of the cables, and the views at the top.


NewDayRising - Jul 11, 2007 12:41 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2003

Cables  Sucess!

Backpacked in from t meadows and dayhiked up the cables with co-worker. Less crowds and a great time to do it.


SawtoothSean - Jan 27, 2007 5:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1994

My Introduction  Sucess!

One of the first summits that I did before I advanced to technical climbing and mountaineering. I realized that climbing may be for me as I ascended most of the route without grabbing the cables. I did this to avoid the log jam and get around people. A truely memorable day and the beginning of many, many ascents.

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