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Ascent of Half Dome in 2003-08

Climber: David Buhl

Others in Party:Neal Scott
Date:August, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Half Dome
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8840 ft / 2694 m

Ascent Trip Report

An amazing hike with beautiful vistas almost the whole way up and back. Yosemite lists this hike as "extremely strenious", but as long as you have sufficient time and water, climbing Half Dome is not that difficult.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4805 ft / 1465 m
    Distance:19 mi / 30.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4805 ft / 1465 m
    Distance:11 mi / 17.7 km
    Route:John Miur Trail / Half Dome Trail
    Trailhead:Happy Isles  4035 ft / 1229 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Half Dome Trail / Mist Trail



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