One thing no one should climb Half Dome without is some crazy grippy gloves. You’ll want them both to protect your hands and prevent yourself from plummeting to your death while ascending the cables.
I’ve had my eye out for an affordable but sticky pair for a while. You can actually get some decent ones at hardware stores for just a few dollars. Ever the cheapskate, though, I kept my eyes open for a deal. That’s when I stumbled across these fishing gloves. Although they’re out of stock, any type of glove like this will do the job.
They’re super sticky on the palms, so they’ll have a ton of grip on the cables and should sufficiently protect my delicate baby hands (they are not delicate baby hands).
The top is mesh for breathability.
And all that for just a few bucks. Heck, at that price, you can pay it forward when you’re done. Chances are, you’ll pass more than a few people who didn’t bring gloves. If you’re so inclined, donate your pair!