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hkutukCathedral Peak, SE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

hkutuk

This trip was no exception as far as my climbing trips go, fly in, drive all night long and catch a short sleep, hit the trail and go climbing all day. After a long search for the site where the Tschanz family was camping, I finally threw my sleeping bag on the dirt for 3 hours of sleep. The approach in the morning was very pleasent, nice and brushless, gentle trail and then there was the view of an awesome looking peak. At the base we met Rob and Calvin and wished them fun as they started to climb. Soon after I teamed up with Mark and Jim climbed with Betty. We picked a free line and cruised up 2 pitches but then we ran into the bottleneck at the chimney pitch. There were ropes and so many climbers on every possible route, welcome to CA I guess... The weather held up even though dark clouds were gathering. Such a cool peak and fun climb, just wish it wasn't so crowded. Next day hiked up Mt Hoffman and then drove to Lembert Dome and climbed Northwest Books route. Tuolumne is a cragging area on steroids, must come back for Fairview Dome among others!
Posted Aug 9, 2006 6:56 am

thall23SE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

thall23

First true multi-pitch alpine climb, went with jeffn. Managed to beat the crowds and enjoy a great climb on a perfectly beautiful day.
Posted Aug 7, 2006 8:16 pm

RomainSouthesast Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Romain

Third time up SEB. This time with David Victor - flew in from Palo Alto in the morning, were on the summit at 12:30pm, back at the car at 3pm, and at Whoa Nellie Deli at 3:30... Led all but the first pitch. Stormy day (we got hailed and rained on on the hike out), some parties bailed and others started up as the storm was coming in - don't know what they were thinking.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 5:37 pm

bcinlas41st multi pitch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

bcinlas4

SE route. Second day ever outside on rock w/ pro. Lots of gym time, but this was my second day ever outside on real rock. What a rush. Since there was alot of traffic, we ran our route all over the place. Jam at the chimmey so we moved left and climbed a crack there. There was three of us and we did it in 4.5 pitches; 5.7 being the most difficult. Of course, our lead has about 20 years experience, so he lead the climb free solo with only approach shoes one. We passed several other parties and he belayed me and my other friend at the same time. A life changing experience. We've already started planning the next trip.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 2:34 am

tjbst47SE buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

tjbst47

nice rock climb, many possible variations
Posted Jul 19, 2006 7:19 pm

pvalchevSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

pvalchev

Took someone on their first outdoor climb, a very enjoyable peak! Did the classic/original line including the chimney where I got stuck for a few minutes with my camelbak (and provided laughs).
Posted Jul 19, 2006 3:55 am

jleducSE Buttress 5.7 var
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2005

jleduc

Got a little bit of route on the route c. Unbelievable view from almost everywhere.
Posted Jun 8, 2006 9:35 pm

asmrzSE Buttress attempted in winter
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 1997

asmrz

Miguel Carmona and I skied from Lee Vining to the NPS cabin in Tuolumne Meadows in one day (22 miles) and next day attempted to ski to Cathedral Peak SE Buttress. The snow along the creek (coming down from Budd Lake area) was so deep and unconsolidated, we spent all our energy trying to get to the peak. Turned around short of the buttress next day and skied back to Lee Vining. This was one of the toughest, longest and most tiring trips we both have done in a long time. We thought this could be attempted again, especially since the NPS allows you to stash food and gear at the cabin in the fall and would allow one to ski up there without too much heavy gear.
Posted May 4, 2006 3:51 pm

VladislavMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2005

Vladislav

On my visit to Cathedral
I meet wonderful people...
But as we chat merrily,
I crave for solitude...
And from Cathedral crowds
I go on to the silence of Echos.
Posted May 2, 2006 10:51 pm

mountainmattSE face  Sucess!

mountainmatt

Climbed this route many times since my first season a TML. My fav though was by the full moon with my buddy Ryan.
Posted Mar 18, 2006 6:17 am

missadventureRoute Climbed: southeast buttress Date Climbed: sept 1 2001  Sucess!

missadventure

sweet climbing, one of my favorite rock climbs ever!
Posted Feb 9, 2006 4:27 pm

old5tenRoute Climbed: SE Buttress, Eichorn Direct Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

old5ten

always a fun climb, which is why i've been doing it once or twice a year for about a decade. most memorable was the linkup of the se buttress and the eichorn direct with the gazelle. good day of moderate climbing.
Posted Jan 25, 2006 2:09 pm

peakbagerRoute Climbed: Mountaineer's Route Date Climbed: Aug 2002  Sucess!

peakbager

Nice Hike / climb , kind of dicey at the summit.

Climbed it with Planters Worts on both feet.

Oh the pain
Posted Jan 19, 2006 7:32 am

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: SE Buttress 5.6 Date Climbed: September 9, 2001  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2001

SawtoothSean

Very crowded, but still classic and fun. The Eichorn Pinnacle was a blast also.
Posted Dec 31, 2005 12:29 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: SE Buttress Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

Rileywyna

Simil-climbed the SE Buttress with my friend Thad in 2002. Great route
Posted Dec 18, 2005 7:24 am

CompletebumRoute Climbed: West ridge Date Climbed: November 5, 2005  Sucess!

Completebum

One of the most relaxing trips to the mountains I've had this year. Went up the east slope then traversed to the low point between Eichorn and Cathedral where we dropped our packs. From there we stayed as close to the top of the ridge as possible to the summit. We retraced our steps back to our gear and spent an hour eating lunch on a ledge in the sun. From there we downclimbed the south face and hiked to Cathedral lake for some frisbee tossing/napping and back to the car. Never saw a soul all day, a first for me in this area.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 12:51 pm

steelemanRoute Climbed: SE Buttress Date Climbed: Oct. 22, 2005  Sucess!

steeleman

Sweet day in the mountains with Misha, who gracioiusly led this noob up all the pitches. Thanks man! Trip report here.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 12:40 pm

Matt WorsterRoute Climbed: SW Buttress Date Climbed: 20 September 2003  Sucess!

Matt Worster

Excellent route for my first multi-pitch. We were a team of three with 70m ropes, one leader and two simultaneous followers. What a fast way to get three people to the top of the mtn!



Excellent weather, although a little smoky from forest fires near White Wolf.
Posted Nov 2, 2005 10:33 am

MishaRoute Climbed: SE Buttress Date Climbed: October 22, 2005  Sucess!

Misha

Second time in two weeks; this time with steeleman.

What a beautiful day in the backcountry!! We practically had the route to ourselves.
Posted Oct 27, 2005 1:57 pm

MishaRoute Climbed: SE Buttress (5.7 var) Date Climbed: October 10, 2005  Sucess!

Misha

My 3rd time on the summit. This time with Etsuko and Mike. This was Etsuko's first outdoor climb after her injury. She even led one pitch! The day was absolutely spectacular: no wind, sunny, no clouds, in the 70s, practically no crowds. We did the 5.7 variation on the lower part of the face
Posted Oct 11, 2005 1:28 pm

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