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climber46Catherdral attempt
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008


My wife and I attempted Cathedral Peak in September 2008. I had not researched that the easiest way is from the east side of the mountain. We tried to ascend the west side as far as we could but turned back when the falling risk was too high. Instead we went around the peak in a counterclockwise direction. It was still a bit sketchy, but we made it around to more moderate terrain. Then we descended to the nearby Lake and then hiked back by another lake and then to the trailhead.
Posted Oct 24, 2016 7:31 am

colinrMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016


Album: https://goo.gl/photos/mNaoLmoJE9XwvZFD6 Onward to Echo Peaks after a dip in Budd Lake and fun on Cathedral.
Posted Oct 17, 2016 2:57 am

secanderSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2016


Took SE Buttress to the top. Great climb and awesome summit!
Posted Aug 30, 2016 11:08 am

rocketsredglareLovely day full of first times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016


Early start, first on the route but hardly first to finish. Top was worth it and downclimb was adventurous. The hike in somehow doubled, maybe tripled on the way out, how does that happen?
Posted Aug 8, 2016 9:22 pm

FletchFun!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016


Great little hike. Bring a rope next time!
Posted Aug 7, 2016 9:32 pm

DieselMountaineer's route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016


Beautiful short hike. The class 4 block on the summit took me a few tries, but I managed on the crack on the left. Very windy from the South. I was hardly able to stand up for a few seconds just to be able to say that "I stood on Cathedral Peak."
Posted Jul 22, 2016 12:33 am

RomainSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2004


My second SE Buttress ascent, with Alberto Alesina.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 1:19 am

BobD3wonderful peak, Muir was right  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2016


Mountaineer's route. Couldn't get started up the final class 4 chimney 3 weeks prior in hiking boots. Lesson learned- no more class 4 without rock shoes.
The rock at the base of the chimney is getting a little smoothed out from so much traffic. Once on the 1st step, it becomes much easier, closer to class 3. The narrow slot adjacent to the chimney makes for an easy step off the summit blocks for the downclimb. Holds are all there, no need for protection.
Posted Jul 14, 2016 8:48 pm

fatdadSE Buttress and Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!


Beautiful peak that I got to climb before the crowds.
Posted Apr 10, 2016 12:04 am

CameronGroundMountaineers route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2015


Contemplated the SE buttress, but wasn't quite feeling it so just took the descent trail up, didn't realize it goes within one or two hundred feet of the summit. The 15 foot summit crack was cool, but other than that this was 98% hiking and 2% climbing. Kinda wish I'd at least tried the butt, guess I'll have to wait until next year with Tioga Pass likely closed for the winter.
Posted Nov 2, 2015 1:50 am

jdmorehouseTraffic Jam  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2015


A small party, we took the 4th class route up. We had to wait in the cold wind for nearly an hour for a window of time to open for us to summit, since party after party were coming up the class 5 sections. A hugely popular peak.
Posted Sep 1, 2015 5:32 pm

CptAmericaMountaineers route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2014


Great weather. lots of people. very airy summit. ropes would have probably been useful for the last 10-15 feet. but fun nonetheless
Posted Oct 21, 2014 4:58 pm

Vertigo soulAwesome Fall day on the SE Butt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2014

Vertigo soul

Did the original route - fun and has a little of everything. I got to lead the $ chimney pitch. For a Monday in mid-Oct it was somewhat busy, but that's to be expected. Awesome climb and amazing views from a real airy summit block. Good day!
Posted Oct 14, 2014 1:22 pm

vanman798Oct 7 2014  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2014


With Danny Lay via the SE buttress, then over to North Face of
Eichorn's Pinnacle
Posted Oct 12, 2014 5:17 pm

JRaphaelson5.7 Variation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014


What an amazing climb. The 5.7 variation was fun and sketchy.
Posted Aug 14, 2014 1:17 am

bedellympianSE Butt solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2014


Last leg of the Tenaya-Matthes-Cathedral Linkup. An outstanding route and very fun, definitely my favorite out of those three. It did help starting the climb after 5pm as there was no one else on route. I was on the summit by 6pm and back at the car (Tenaya Lake) by 8pm.
Posted Jun 27, 2014 7:47 pm

TheNobleSunfishGreat!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2014


SE Buttress - so fun!
Posted May 16, 2014 2:57 pm

WallylongridgeClass 4 route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1990


Climbing in T.M. is always sweet!
Posted Dec 11, 2013 6:53 pm

Alex WoodAmazing summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2013

Alex Wood

Probably one of the coolest summits that I have had the chance to stand on. Amazing views in an amazing location. The SE Buttress had about 50 people on it the day we climbed it!
Posted Nov 13, 2013 5:32 pm

caysedaveTo The Left  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009


Three parties waiting for Chimney so we went up
left side. Wind whipping around corner made it
exciting! Great pro.
Posted Nov 4, 2013 3:25 am

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