The Half Dome Cables will be up from Friday May 26, 2017 through Tuesday October 10. 300 hikers are allowed.
225 “day hiker” permits per day are sold for $8.00 via a lottery in March. Notification is in Mid-April. 75 backpackers each day may apply to ascend the cables when they apply for their wilderness permits. Finally, about 50 permits are distributed via lottery EACH DAY during the summer – good 2 days later.