For the record the REAL Diving Board is on the west shoulder of Half Dome. It is NOT the Visor up top. While not on any map, the Visor is what the Rangers call that lip at the edge. The Diving Board is on maps. It’s where Ansel Adams took his famous pictures of Half Dome and the moon.
It is a really hard hike. I tried it and gave up at noon. At Little Yosemite Valley take a left cut off trail behind Liberty Cap and go past Lost Lake. Then follow cairns until they run out. After that, it’s VERY hard with manzanita, cliffs, gulleys and scrambling.
See how Ansel did it with his camera gear. Note:
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Think I’ll go and have some fun ‘cus it’s all for free. I’m not searching for a reason to enjoy myself. Seems it’s better done than argued with somebody else.” – Over under sideways down – The Yardbirds
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com