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Cables Route, Half Dome (2 690 m / 8 825 ft)

Mountain: Half Dome (2 690 m / 8 825 ft)
Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Moderate
Elevation: 2 690 m / 8 825 ft
Duration: 1 Day(s)
Expenses: from$ 15
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Overview

Route Name: Cables Route, Normal Route, NW Shoulder, Стандартный Маршрут, Ruta Normal
Activity type: Mountaineering
Activity level: Moderate
Type of Climb: Trekking
Location: North America, United States (USA): (California)
Starting Point: 37°43'55.31''N
-119°-30'-50.905''W
Parent Range: Sierra Nevada
Mountain: Half Dome (2 690 m / 8 825 ft)
First Ascent: ??/??/1875 George G. Anderson (USA)
Duration: 1 Day(s)
Max. Elevation: 2 690m / 8 825 ft
Vertical Gain: 1 463m / 4 800 ft
Length: 27km / 17 miles
Climbing Season(s): 15 Apr-31 Oct;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Lee Vining Airport (), Pine Mountain Lake Airport (), San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Convenience Center(s): Yosemite Village
National
Park(s):
Yosemite National Park

Location

North America, United States (USA): (California)
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    Permits to hike to the top of Half Dome are required seven days per week when the cables are up. Should be received at least 2-3 days prior the hike.
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    The 14- to 16-mile round-trip hike to Half Dome is not for you if you're out of shape or unprepared. You will be gaining elevation (for a total of 4,800 feet) most of your way to the top of Half Dome. Most would say the reward is worth the effort. Along the way, you'll see outstanding views of Vernal and Nevada Falls, Liberty Cap, Half Dome, and--from the shoulder and summit--panoramic views of Yosemite Valley and the High Sierra. Most hikers take 10 to 12 hours to hike to Half Dome and back; some take longer. If you plan on hiking during the day, it's smart to leave around sunrise (or earlier) and then have a non-negotiable turn-around time. For instance, if you haven't reached the top of Half Dome by 3:30 pm, you will turn around. Check for sunrise and sunset times before you hike. Regardless, each person should carry a flashlight or headlamp with good batteries (hikers commonly struggle down the trail after dark because they don't have a flashlight). Although the trail is well marked, you should be prepared with a good topographic map and compass and know how to use them.
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    Avg. Cost: 15 USD
    Age Restrictions: At least 21 years old
    Soloing: No, at least 2 people
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Last update: Nataliya Gritsayenko (26 Dec 2015) • History
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