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Half Dome cables at Yosemite to be removed for the season

October 11, 2010 | 11:02 am

A view of Half Dome and climbers using the cable system.

A sign that summer is officially over: Yosemite National Park officials have announced that the Half Dome cables will be taken down for the season on Tuesday.

The cables, which enable hikers to climb to the summit of the majestic granite dome, are taken down each October for the fall and winter seasons and replaced the following spring.

Visitors to the park are strongly cautioned against attempting to climb Half Dome without the cables in place, as the dome can be extremely slippery and may be wet and/or icy even in seemingly dry conditions.

-- Kelly Burgess
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Photo: A view of Half Dome and climbers using the cable system. Credit: Scott Gediman / National Park Service

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