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Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs

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Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 22, 2012 09:51PM
Just saw this...

https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS/posts/390488404332781

The Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs. Trail crews are working to repair the cables and anticipate reopening at noon on Saturday, June 23, 2012. (This time is an estimate and is subject to change.)

If you have a permit for June 23, you can request a refund (but not a permit for another date).

You can call 209/372-0826 for more information and updates beginning at 8 am (on 6/23).
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 23, 2012 10:35AM
https://www.facebook.com/YosemiteNPS/posts/390720120976276


Late on the afternoon of June 22 there was a rescue on the cables section of the Half Dome trail. The cables were inspected prior to re-opening for public access - and have now officially been re-opened (as of 10:00am, June 23).
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 28, 2012 12:50PM
FWIW, here's the rest of the story:

Yosemite National Park's Photo

"On Friday, June 22, at about 5 pm, a hiker slipped while descending the Half Dome cables. A fellow hiker dropped a handheld radio on the cables above him, and the hiker instinctively reached for the falling radio, losing his handhold on the cables. The hiker slid a short distance on his back away from the cables and was able to stop by grabbing a natural feature. The hiker waited precariously to be rescued by NPS rangers. During the time it took rangers to arrive on scene, other hikers on the cables dismantled a portion of the cables in order to help the fallen hiker to safety.

"Due to the time of day the accident occured, the cables were closed for the evening to allow Yosemite trail crew time to assess and reassemble the cables. On Saturday morning, June 23, park rangers and trail crew finished reassembling and inspecting the cable system. There was no permanent damage to the cables. The Half Dome cables were reopened at 10 AM. The rescued hiker had no serious injuries, suffering only minor scrapes and cuts."
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June 28, 2012 01:02PM
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sgrenfro
The rescued hiker had no serious injuries, suffering only minor scrapes and cuts."

No serious physical injuries. Grinning Devil
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 28, 2012 03:45PM
humanity at its best!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/2012 10:35PM by limonjelly.
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 28, 2012 04:30PM
"He grabbed a natural feature."

The left one or the right one?
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 29, 2012 09:52PM
Rescue footage on Youtube:

Rescue Me!
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 30, 2012 12:24AM
The true spirit of those on the mountain!!
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
June 30, 2012 01:09AM
Awesome.
Re: Half Dome cables are temporarily closed for emergency repairs
July 01, 2012 04:51PM
Oh wow, glad everything worked out. That's the second incident on that side of the cables that turned out okay. Maybe that side has more features to hold onto, I don't know. Jeez, that's scary stuff.
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