I was watching some youtube videos on climbing halfdome in Yosemite National park and it looks awsome, i would love to climb this someday, has anybody here climbed it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_D5zouojSY
I have been to the top. We took the trail with the railroad ties and cables. My wife made the trip with me and we both thought it was worth it. We didn't spend much time on the top as lightning was in the forecast for the late afternoon.
I've done some backpacking in Yosemite and up to the Vernal Falls right before before Half Dome part of the trail. It would be a cool hike to do the whole Half Dome tour, but seeing pictures of the all those people on the cables make me a bit leery on that one even though they have cut back on how many they let on there with the permit each day. I've heard about some people panic jams on the cables when the weather gets bad and the cables and granite start to get slippery and lightning starts firing off. Most of the injuries and deaths have happened due to weather there. I prefer more solitude when I'm backpacking but I do think it is a cool looking hike.