May 20, 2013
According to a press release from Yosemite National Park, the cables on Half Dome will be in place and open for the season on Friday May 24, 2013, weather permitting.
A permit is required to climb Half Dome. Most of the permits were allotted through a lottery that ended in March, but approximately 50 permits a day will be available by lottery 2 days in advance. To enter the lottery go to: www.recreation.gov
For more information on the Half Dome and the permit process, go to: Half Dome Permits for Day Hikers