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asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th June, 2020

Can you camp on Half Dome?

Camping is not permitted on top of Half Dome or at Lost Lake. If you have a wilderness permit for Happy Isles to Little Yosemite Valley or Glacier Point to Little Yosemite Valley, you must camp in Little Yosemite Valley campground on the first night (and may camp there on subsequent nights) of your hike.

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Also question is, where can I camp before Half Dome?

Camping Near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

  • Little Yosemite Valley Campground. Little Yosemite Valley Campground is a popular option for backpackers who wish to cut down on mileage for the day they reach Half Dome.
  • Half Dome Village Backpacker's Campground.
  • North Pines Campground.
  • Upper Pines.

Additionally, how hard is climbing Half Dome? The famous part of the Half Dome hike is the ascent up the cable route. The two steel cables allow hikers to climb the last 400 feet to the summit without rock climbing equipment. The cables are around a 45-55 degree grade, with wooden supports every 10 to 20 feet to rest and maintain your balance.

Moreover, do you need a permit for Half Dome?

Since 2010, the National Park Service has required hikers to have a permit to climb Half Dome. Now, only 300 people per day are allowed to climb Half Dome, and to do so, you must have a permit.

Is Half Dome dangerous?

Half Dome is one of the most dangerous hikes that you will be able to find in a national park. It is challenging for even the most experienced hikers. The Half Dome cables, the last stretch up to the summit, will be one of the most memorable moments that you may ever have hiking. It may also be pretty intimidating.

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