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murraymcleod1971 Climb
Date Climbed: May 28, 1971

murraymcleod

Climbed all but the summit block...I only do up to class 3! Don't remember many details...probably with Susan Stubblefield.
Posted Jan 8, 2010 1:18 am

SKISuper CLASSIC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009

SKI

Awesome route, did a couple sketch variations. Thank you, whomever put the Supertopo paper at the bottom!
Posted Dec 30, 2009 9:00 pm

Princess ButtercupWest Face Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Princess Buttercup

Can't wait to go back to do the SE Buttress
Posted Dec 1, 2009 6:36 pm

cottersnowAlways a good one  Sucess!
Had many fun days on this one
Posted Nov 29, 2009 7:41 pm

A-LexSE Buttress  Sucess!

A-Lex

Climbed this thing a couple times. This is definitely one of the best climbs I've ever done! Done it roped and solo, and every time has been great. Choose your own adventure.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 1:17 pm

tdoughtyFinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

tdoughty

Only took me 30 years to get around to it! SE buttress, right side.
Posted Oct 12, 2009 12:12 pm

jspeiglSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

jspeigl

What a great day!
Posted Oct 3, 2009 12:34 pm

WMLfiesta on the SE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009

WML

Climbed it with AlpineAffinity, first multi-pitch trad...great alpine route!
Posted Sep 22, 2009 12:05 am

CWesselsMountaineers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

CWessels

Excellent side-trip off the Muir Trail.

I agree with some that the steep/sandy approach isn't too fun. The exposed pitch to the summit was the best. Climbing it solo is pretty exhilarating!
Posted Sep 21, 2009 2:24 pm

jfloSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2009

jflo

Great day, great group, favorite summit block so far.
Posted Sep 17, 2009 6:19 pm

granjeroSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2009

granjero

Amazing route. Perfect solo
Posted Sep 8, 2009 6:12 pm

scotthsuSE buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2004

scotthsu

My first multi-pitch alpine trad climb & lead! Could probably go back now and do it in < half the time :-)
Posted Aug 24, 2009 6:40 pm

Iron HikerMountaineer's Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2009

Iron Hiker

My first mountain wholly inside Yosemite. The scrambling near the top was first-class and fun, though I had to do a little doubletake at the base of the summit block (it's not really too technically hard once you size everything up). Not a big fan of the scree ascent up the east side to the crest below the summit pinnacle - perhaps the complete north ridge might be a more aesthetic approach with more solid rock and better views? Great peak and amazing scenery!
Posted Aug 19, 2009 1:58 pm

SpiceManlight backpacking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

SpiceMan

Couldn't find a place in the campsite so backpacked up to the base the night before. the next day was very simple
Posted Aug 14, 2009 12:35 pm

McCannsterCathedral Mountaineers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

McCannster

Ben and I were able to secure a wilderness permit for the night, and camped at the base of the peak. In the morning we quickly climbed Cathedral. Very fun scramble, great view. We returned and drove to Pine Creek where we would meet up with the Sierra Challenge crew.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 4:39 pm

rhyangWest Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

rhyang

Climbed with Laura Molnar. Came up the West Face and did Eichorn Pinnacle north face first, then continued up to do the class 4 scramble atop Cathedral.

Approach shoes were fine; belayed Laura up & down, then flipped rope over the west side of the summit pinnacle and had Laura belay me as I downclimbed on toprope :)

Beautiful sunny day, though a bit chilly.

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Date climbed: 28-June-2009
Route climbed: SE Buttress + 5.7 varations

Climbed with Matthew ... and what seemed like 40 of our closest friends :)

Led all the pitches this time. Did 5.7 variations to the left of the usual route. I think the fourth pitch (5.7 knobs + arete) was by far the best. We skipped the summit scramble this time, since it was getting crowded up there and we'd both been there before.

Beautiful day, got breezy and cloudy but no rain or thunder. Mosquitoes were out in force though.

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Route climbed: SE Buttress + 5.7 variation
Date climbed: August 5, 2006

Swapped leads with Calvin Kilcrease, bypassing the chimney on some interesting 5.7 variations (which he led). Airy and fun summit !

Approach took us about 90 minutes (we were feeling slow :) Roped up around 10am (?) and met Haydar and his group from Portland. Clouds were looking ominous, but we headed off to the saddle and did Eichorn Pinnacle afterwards anyway ... heard thunder as we rapped off Eichorn. returned to cars by 7-ish.
Posted Aug 10, 2009 5:52 pm

JonWSE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

JonW

Started hiking around 6:30 and were the first on the route. Great route.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 3:26 pm

bfrenchCathedral Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

bfrench

Great climb.
Posted Jul 17, 2009 11:23 pm

Fins129SE Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Fins129

Great route. Climbed with Jason, his first multi-pitch route. Views were awesome!
Posted Jun 29, 2009 2:46 am

farrisglSE Route via 5.7 crack and not a person in sight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1974

farrisgl

In writing this log entry almost 35 years after the event, the things I remember most was camping at Budd Lake experiencing on awesome sunset over the Lake after a 2 hour thunderstorm cleared. The second was leading that awkward 5.7 crack and with one hand jamb tearing open a quarter inch horseshoe shaped cut that bled like crazy. The scar is still very noticeable today. Finally the solitude on the summit for it was just me and my two friends. In fact we didn’t see anyone else on the peak or camped at Budd Lake. From the other recent entries, I guess things have changed a great deal.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 9:44 pm

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