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Dave SSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Dave S

Climbed the SE Buttress with Tana. Great day out, even with the crowds over Labor Day weekend!

West Face
September 2, 2007

Climbed the West Face with Sergio. Beautiful weather and another great day in the Sierra!

SE Buttress
Aug 25 2006:

Climbed SE Buttress with Justin Mages! Fun climbing!

Posted Jun 21, 2007 2:27 am

kovarpaSE buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007


Real classic climb in perfect weather w/ Vendulka and Mike Z.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 4:41 pm

cp0915Twice: SE Butt & W Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007


W Face: A classic peak. Fun route.

Screamed obscenities at a persistent marmot going after the food in my pack I left at the top of the chute while I belayed my g/f up the summit block. G/f brought a small rock up with her, which I chucked at a nearby crag to scare the little guy off. It worked.

Off to Medlicott Dome, Pothole Dome and Lembert Dome after this...

Peak #1 of a 10-peak Yosemite-based weekend. Great weekend out.

-8/30/08 - Returned to climb the SE Buttress with Rick Kent. Then Eichorn Pinnacle. Eichorn was the more interesting "peak" of the two, I think, though the SE Butt was a fine route.
Posted May 29, 2007 11:30 am

batesvilleRoute Climb, SE face  Sucess!


My first multi-pitched climb in Yosemite
Posted Mar 26, 2007 4:04 am

bcdSE buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2001


great fun, even with all the people.
Posted Mar 19, 2007 1:29 am

mow103 trips so far  Sucess!


Every time I have led a simul climb of Cathedral. 20 or so pieces in one run bottom to top. Like someone said to me about a similar peak.....it gets harder, and it gets higher, but it doesn't get any better.
Posted Mar 17, 2007 7:09 am

hockeymanGreat Day!  Sucess!


Early start so we were the first on the route. No real issues - straight. The chimney is the best part. You can do it by staying outside the chimney - a lot easier. Will take my son to do it this season.
Posted Mar 7, 2007 4:36 pm

ParisaMy first climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


The perfect day... nice approach, tractable climbing for a beginner, gorgeous summit. Great first impression to climbing!
Posted Feb 1, 2007 5:29 pm

WallylongridgeMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1989


This is a fine High Sierra route. The last 20ft. is the crux, but the Jams are solid.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 7:52 pm

Bill KishMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2006

Bill Kish

After a dusting of snow Tuolumne was empty but open. The trailhead was devoid of cars when I arrived and unlike my previous trip up Cathedral a few weeks earlier I had this normally crowded mountain to myself! Patches of snow on the slabs added a bit to the routefinding. The summit solitude, sublime.
Posted Jan 20, 2007 9:20 pm

DrewidSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006


Summited with wife and cousin. Great climb despite the crowd. Had the summit to ourselves as one of the last parties of the day. Descended mountaineers route into a pleasant Sierra summer storm.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 11:34 pm

soslawMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006


Climbed via the Mountaineers rte with Andre on a beautiful Fall day.

Posted Sep 25, 2006 10:18 pm

bechttMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006


Windy but spectacular -- only person on the mountain on a Sunday. Quick r/t from the trail head -- only 3.5 hours but lots of fun.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 3:29 am

jonhershRoute Climbed: West Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006


Fun, fun climb and the views were outstanding. Too bad there's no summit register, but it would probably fill up too fast anyway due to the popularity of the peak.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 6:14 am

RSN473SE Buttress  Sucess!


We had to deal with a large volume of wind which made this climb seem more like work than fun.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 8:20 pm

awagherquick  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


Quick one up the 4th class route and then to Eichorn.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:11 pm

ChisholmSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006


Is good! And has great views.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 3:34 am

thebeave7Mountaineers Route
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006


A fun climb after doing some of the Echos. Very impressive looking peak from the South.
Posted Aug 20, 2006 4:34 pm

peerzatse buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


awesome day on the white granite in the toulumne meadows in yosemite park of the sierras. wow, what a line-up. beautiful day, early start to avoid the crowd? we started at 8am. two groups of two ahead of us and only one more pair climbed the se buttress all day. saturday! lucky I guess. great crack variation on left near summit.
Posted Aug 18, 2006 6:41 pm

GuyzoSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


I have been to the base before, but we bailed because we did not wish to become involved with the Multi-pitch, multi-epics going on above. Thursday Aug 10 was a lot better, we left camp around 1 pm, and did the short hike to the base and found ONLY about 4 parties on the climb. Ryan decided to start on the right side so we could avoid the slow parties who were clogging up the starting cracks. (One team had enuf gear to do the Zodiac!) Two long pitches up 5.7 knobs put us at the chimney. I was pretty happy as I looked down and saw the other two parties still engaged with the cracks. We had made the right decision. After the chimney pitch, two soloists came up behind us and all route finding decisions were over and I chased em up the last pitch via some fine knob climbing. The view was fantastic! While sitting on the top, I could imagine the grand adventure Chuck Wilts had on the FA 66 years before! We made it back to the car around sunset, it had been another good day of climbing.
Posted Aug 12, 2006 10:33 pm

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