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wdimpflSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1979


Date uncertain. Mike Syvanen and I climbed this after returning to live in California. On the way up we passed a party (man and a woman) that was paralyzed on the route I felt obliged to help them and we helped them to the top of the route. We descended a third class route.
Posted Dec 23, 2017 2:21 am

live4hillsFirst multi-pitch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2017


First multi-pitch climb ever 2 days after Whitney. I was tired. Fun and exhilarating. May have started a new addiction!
Posted Sep 15, 2017 5:24 pm

SimkinCaught in hail thunderstorm
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2017


Attempted to free solo the SE buttress. Got caught midway in hail thunderstorm. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT91ZOHAkbU . Abandoned the climb and descended a class 4 crack on North face.
Posted Aug 19, 2017 4:33 pm

SimkinWest face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2017


Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxTvo_N2GSw
Posted Aug 19, 2017 4:30 pm

labgloveswith several echo peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016


with several echo peaks
Posted Aug 11, 2017 11:34 pm

MikeLJDream Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 1994


I had dream't of this for years!
Just as good in real life!
Posted Aug 11, 2017 12:17 pm

birdheadSE Buttress


Climbed around 2005 with Damon. Did the standard 5.6 Southeast Buttress. Awesome route!

Also hiked the Mountaineers Route sometime around 2002 with Chuck. Downclimb of the class 4 summit block took some thought.
Posted Jul 27, 2017 6:40 pm

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


And 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

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