Half Dome Cables Reinstalled for 2001 Season

The”high season” at Yosemite is here… A sure sign of that is the reinstallation of the cables on Half Dome. The National Park Service has announced the cables are, once again, in place.

These cables, extending some 300 yards up the slope of the 8,842 foot dome, allow visitor access to the summit and unparalleled views of Yosemite Valley and the park’s High Country.

In 1919 the Sierra Club donated funds to install the first Half Dome cables. The civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) replaced those original cables in the 1930s.

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