Ascent of Half Dome on 2008-08-24

Climber: Paul Maurin

Others in Party:Sierra Club Hike with 6 participants including the two leaders Diane Dunbar and Gary Bickel.
Date:Sunday, August 24, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Half Dome
    Elevation:8840 ft / 2694 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sierra Club Hike started at 5:30 AM from Sunrise Creek where we had camped for the night. Head up the Half Dome Trail for 2.5 miles. Climbed Half Dome and had lunch and photos at the top. Descended Half Dome and returned to camp to break camp. Then backpacked south on the John Muir Trail for 2.5 miles to Little Yosemite Valley next to the Merced River where we camped for the evening.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:640 ft / 195 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:640 ft / 195 m
    Route:Half Dome Trail off John Muir Trail
    Trailhead:Sunrise Creek Campsite  8200 ft / 2499 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Route:John Muir Trail
    Trailhead:Half Dome  8840 ft / 2694 m

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