Vidalia wrote:First, I wanted to thank everyone that took the time to post on this thread. Your advice, suggestions and answers have been invaluable to me in planning this trip. I am only a few weeks from heading out and I had one more (although probably not the last!) question.
Since we are planning on climbing Half Dome at the end of our traverse from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley I understand the need (or desire) for leather gloves to handle the cables. I have read varying reports of there being gloves left behind at the bottom for others to use and that these shouldn't be counted on as most will be worn out in the palm area.
Any suggestions or advice on this?
I don't know about the gloves (they were fine when we went up several years ago) , but now you have to have a special permit to climb HD on the weekends. I think you're ok, permit wise, on weekdays.