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jennyferraynor
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PostTue Sep 20, 2022 7:02 pm 
For those who have hiked it with the cables down. What kind of gear did you bring?

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 9:41 am 
I have heard people bring lanyards to tie into the cables. The cables are still there. They just lie on the rock instead of being propped up by the poles.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 10:16 am 
Prussiks, slings, harness. It was icy and I was carrying a big pack of camping gear and food for climber friends topping out after climbing El Cap and Half Dome in a 24 hour push. Despite the conditions, I felt it was safer alone with the cables down than during crowds of summer in which I felt I might get hit and knocked off by a falling tourist.

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PostWed Sep 21, 2022 11:43 am 
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/30/half-dome-deaths-hikers-fell-from-cables Wet conditions seem to correlate strongly with bad outcomes.

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