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Half Dome Cables Scheduled to Come Down for Season

Discussion about hiking to the top of Half Dome, planning the trip, and when the Half Dome cables are installed in Spring or removed in Fall.

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Half Dome Cables Scheduled to Come Down for Season

Postby dan » Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:22 pm

The cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are scheduled to be taken down on October 15, 2007, weather permitting. The cables extend approximately 300 yards up the steep shoulder to the 8,842-foot dome. They give access to the summit and to the unparalleled views of Yosemite Valley and the surrounding mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Visitors are advised against attempting to summit Half Dome without the cables in place as the rock under the cables is extremely slippery and may be wet and/or icy even in seemingly dry conditions.

The Sierra Club funded the installation of the first cables on Half Dome in 1919; the Civilian Conservation Corps replaced the original cables in 1934.

The cables will be re-installed at the beginning of the summer season in 2008. (-NPS-)
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