Rather stick needles in my eyes than join that circus. There are other ways to "climb" Half Dome:




FYI: Ansel Adams helped put up the cables one spring, though I'm not sure he was even sure of the year (not the same cables used today).

Source: CONVERSATIONS WITH ANSEL ADAMS
With Introductions by
James L. Enyeart
and
Richard M. Leonard
An Interview Conducted by
Ruth Teiser and Catherine Harroun
in 1972, 1974, and 1975