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Stu BrandelCathedral In Every Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 1985

Stu Brandel

My first roped ascent of a peak. Not crowded back in 1985! From Budd Lake - I think we did West Face and up crack in south of summit block.
Posted Nov 15, 2007 7:41 pm

tombcroninCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007


Lots of congestion on the last pitch
Posted Oct 12, 2007 3:56 pm

ChuckOSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007


Great climb. Lived up to all the advertisment. A Tuesday in late September, and still had 3 other parties near by. Didn't lead the chimney pitch too gracefully though ... :-) The rest of the climb rocked. With GregS - thanks Bro!
Posted Oct 5, 2007 2:52 pm

littlefrantzSweet!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


My fifth trad route - we climbed with three and split the leads. A clusterf**** of very cool and interesting people. As the smallest of the crew I got to lead the chimney... my first chimney and it was so much fun!! Perfect rock, incredible views, great lead for beginners. The summit block scared me a bit -- not a huge fan of downclimbing. But a great learning experience!
Posted Sep 2, 2007 1:17 pm

danman3156SE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


A fun climb with a lot of climbers on it. Cool summit.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 7:08 pm

renogurtLightning storm of doom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007


Climbed it with my girlfriend in the afternoon. Lightning hit the ground at Cathedral Lakes and I've never been so scared climbing. The last 30 feet of the climbing is so exposed and awesome. A must do.
Posted Aug 27, 2007 8:38 pm

AlpinistWest Face
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007


Climbing solo and in hiking boots I made it to the summit block but did not want to attempt the final 15 ft unroped, especially not having been on this rock before. The rating is Class 4, but it looked more like low 5th class. With 1000ft of exposure, it just wasn't worth the risk to me. I hope to return with a rope and partner next time. It was great fun just getting to the summit block though.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 11:28 pm

Rice ClimberSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Rice Climber

My second summit of Cathedral via the SE Buttress. Certainly not my last either.
Posted Aug 13, 2007 8:23 pm

tb00957southeast buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007
We had so much fun. There were a number of people on the route, but there are so many ways to climb it, it wasn't a problem at all.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 12:43 pm

AdamusMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007
A very fun scramble. High class 3 slabs to the crack. The crack was easy. I just wedged an arm in it and pushed up with my feet. Made it in like 10 seconds. Fun stuff.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 5:00 pm

AlexeyDSE buttress twice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


The first one was a bit of an epic involving a descent in the dark with a single headlamp...the second time was a cruise, did the 5.7/5.8 finish up the undercling crack on the left side to spice things up a bit and were back at the car by 3.
Posted Jul 18, 2007 3:24 pm

greenrockerse buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007


simuled climbed twenty feet off the end in a party of three. Climbed in four belays just under three hours, passed several parties and got off just before the rain.
Posted Jul 10, 2007 6:08 pm

BCLMountaineers Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


Crack on the summit block was easier than I expected. I thought the crux was the short traverse to the base of the summit block crack. Perfect weather. I only saw one other party and they were on the SE Buttress.
Posted Jul 4, 2007 11:48 pm

J FoxSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2000

J Fox

Climbed this with my brother. What a sweet line. Perfect granite and amazing views. This is one of my all time favorite routes.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 2:21 pm

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

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