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Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
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WTF is this shit? Looks like a fricking traffic jam. All it takes is one guy with no safety harness tumbling down and wiping everyone off their feet. The below ranger video shows so many guys with no harnesses or even gloves going up and down the cables.

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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
Where do you piss?


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
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Anybody do the Half Dome


Your wife


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The Boat
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
Sounds like a good time while your wife is behind you bitching about a lack of sunscreen and water.


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ezride25
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
Nope, I have a full dome.


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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
why is everyone so white?



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White Roach
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
Yes, I've done it. Twice.
No one came rolling down like a bowling ball either time. I guess I got lucky.


jrowla2
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
no one wears a harness, its not that kind of deal. Gloves are recommended though.

that said, someone could definitely fall but its like climbing a staircase (slightly understating it but not as steep or crazy as it looks), its not like they will just fall forever.
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Rebel
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
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why is everyone so white?


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White Roach



even the roaches are white.



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Obtuse1
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
I have never climbed the cables but I have used it to get down after climbing the Southwest Face.

The climb really isn't as bad as the pictures make it look, other than the crowds which is just a modern fact of life everywhere in the valley these days. It really is more of an exposure mind frick for people than the actual difficulty/danger of the climb. It is like the difference between walking across a 4x4 6 inches off the ground vs 100 feet. 90% of able bodied people can do the first a small fraction of those can do the latter even though it is the exact same thing.

Gloves are more useful coming down than up to protect your hands.


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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
As you are probably aware, there are a pile of gloves at the bottom of the cables.
The pics make it seem to be steeper than it is, but when I saw some people ascending outside the cables, I thought they were nuts.


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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
Yep about 20 years ago. This was after a 12 mile hike so pretty exhausted. It's difficult but once you are on top it's awesome. Highly recommend...once.


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Street Hawk
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
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Obtuse1

Do you think as a free climber you might be a tad underestimating how hard that climb is for the average Joe who probably doesn't have the upper body strength or muscle endurance to go through something like this without struggling, assuming they don't first freeze from the fear of height itself?
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TouchedTheAxeIn82
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
I've done the cables about four times. Once I camped on top (when it was still allowed), and three times as a day hike (16 miles round trip I think). When you're approaching the cables, it looks as scary and steep as the pictures, but it's not that bad.

A guy I grew up with, Jim Zellers, was the first (and probably only) person to snowboard down the dome, near the location of the cables. I don't know how the snow stuck to the rock, but he was able to do it twice.

https://mrhalfdome.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/snowboard-down-half-dome-2/amp/


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parrotdr
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
Yes, I’ve done it with my 12-year-old son. And while it is a bit scary it is not as steep as pictures always look. Get to the trail at early, around 6 AM, and you won’t have a long line when you get to the cables.


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meeple
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
I have a cables permit for this fall. Looking forward to it.


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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
I've done it. Cables weren't that scary, honestly. Going up there was no one there yet. So I had them all to myself. It was a b coming down through because by the time I decided to come down they looked like the pics you have posted.


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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
All I know is that if there is the possibility of a thunderstorm you do not want to be on that dome. The whole thing gets charged.

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Thunderstorms bring lightning, a powerful force that can result in death. In July 1985, lightning at Half Dome killed two people and injured three others (two of them, critically).

Though most common June through September, thunderstorms can happen any time of the year. During July through September, the North American monsoonal weather pattern can cause moisture from the Gulf of California to flow into the Sierra Nevada, resulting in thunderstorms.

Ultimately, there is no safe shelter outside. The only safe place is in a substantial building or hard topped vehicle.
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DavidTheGnome
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
Looks like Everest without the snow


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whoisnickdoobs
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re: Anybody do the Half Dome cables hike at the Yosemite National Park?
No, but i once had sex on the side of a cliff facing half dome.


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