I Climbed Half Dome

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    I Slept On Top of Half Dome.

    It was 1988 or 89 and a bunch of us in college decided to go hiking when the spring semester ended.  We took 40lbs. packs and started our two to three day hike.  We hiked about 7 miles to Half Dome, then made the outrageous climb up the side.  Their are cables to...
    karmafire karmafire
    36-40
    Aug 2, 2009

    Details of my hike up Half Dome By lumyai

    I climbed half dome about seven different times. Often we would start on the trail at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley about 6:30 or 7 am, and return about 12 to 13 hours later. We find it useful to carry a flashlight in case you're not off the mountain before nightfall. The route...
    lumyai lumyai
    26-30
    Oct 30, 2012

    Too Scared Not to Keep Going Forward

    After a 12 mile hike, I reached the granite stairs.  The stairs are cut into the side of the mountain, almost a cliff, and are so steep that, looking back, you can only see one or two steps down.  The rest disappear from view - you have to step down one, to see the...
    whimsygirl whimsygirl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2007

    Snake Dike With a Novice

     My dear friend Josh asked me to take him up Half Dome for his first climb. I was psyched because I enjoy sharing new experiences with motivated individuals. In answer to his question, "what do I need to bring?" I suggested rock shoes, harness and snacks.  At...
    skibob skibob
    46-50, M
    Mar 16, 2009

    A Bad Situation

    I climbed half domed listening to my boyfriends x talk about how much she loved him, i stood up and told her to take that crazy miss some were else and reach for my jack and coke.
    kris36 kris36
    36-40, F
    Jun 17, 2012

    Snake Dike With a Novice

     My dear friend Josh asked me to take him up Half Dome for his first climb. I was psyched because I enjoy sharing new experiences with motivated individuals. In answer to his question, "what do I need to bring?" I suggested rock shoes, harness and snacks.  At...
    skibob skibob
    46-50, M
    Mar 16, 2009

    Awesome Experience!

    Wow - that was unforgettable.  I climbed half dome! i went with a group of about 7 other people.  most of them were GUYS, except my friend and I, so they got this crazy idea to hike up during the night-time so we could see the sunrise (gorgeous) and avoid the heat...
    LandEnchant LandEnchant
    26-30
    Feb 12, 2009

    Too Hard For a Person With a Kid?

    I have managed to up there 4 times. I am wondering if I can take my almost 4 years old daughter. But worries about dehydration, excess of fatigue.    My last trip was about 5 years ago.  I usually leave Curry Village about 5AM least, and I left 4AM last one...
    iceland iceland
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    Just A Few Years Ago....

    When I was in High School in Merced in the late 70's, Yosemite was the 'backyard' for a couple friends of mine and I. We used to hike, climb, ski, and just basically have a ball in the park on a regular basis. For the summer, you could count on finding us at the back...
    Mistermissher Mistermissher
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 13, 2010
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