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Trip report: Half Dome Climb in May with snow

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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Trip report: Half Dome Climb in May with snow

Postby archive » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:27 am

Author: Kevin Kelley (12.6.138.---)
Date: 05-31-05 04:49

I and two partners did this hike on Wednesday the 25th. The hike was good until you started approaching the stairs. At this point, there was a lot of snow. You have to scramble/climb up the mountain where the stairs are supposed to be since most of them are covered in snow. At least a dozen completed the climb that day. All said the cables were know problem.

One of my partners made it two the top. I and my other partner stopped a few hundred vertical feet short of the cable. There was one patch of snow that appeared to unstable to us. However, others managed this section fine and completed the climb.
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