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rockymountaindivaWished I had ice tools  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

rockymountaindiva

This was the year after the big snow in Colorado and the couloir was completely full of very hard snow, crampons barely sunk in. We climbed up and down in ape-like fashion to use ice ax pick, as the other end wouldn't go in. Very grateful to be alive after that one!
Posted Jul 26, 2013 4:41 pm

relicEast face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1983

relic

Date is a guess, from the few years I lived in Colorado.

I climbed the east face coulair, which is to the north of the standard ravine to the south route. This was early in my climbing career, and an early experiment with steeper snow climbing, and I almost ended it all here on the descent with a slip, self-arresting just by luck before going over the lip at the very top of the steep drop into the slot. Failing to arrest here would result in a gruesome imitation of pinball game.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 1:28 pm

KieferStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Kiefer

Had the whole mountain to myself!!! Absolutely shocked for a Sunday and saw no one. Spent an hour on the summit catching a burn! :o)
Cool mountain. Elks are da shit!
Posted Aug 26, 2012 10:59 pm

astrobassmanNemesis Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2012

astrobassman

Everyone has their nemesis mountain, and Cathedral is mine. After two failed attempts, I finally got up Cathedral, but at a small price. 100 feet below the summit I put both hands and all my weight on a solid looking rock, and a 100 pound boulder crashed into me, busting up my hand a bit. Nothing too bad, but it was obvious this mountain did not want to make it easy for me.
Posted Jun 9, 2012 9:03 pm

Matt LemkeFantastic snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

Matt Lemke

Beautiful day and a beautiful mountain! One of my favorite summit views.
Posted May 21, 2012 5:27 pm

theREALCarpeDMStandard couloir route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2012

theREALCarpeDM

Still decent snow in the couloir in this bad snow year, but was a little thin. Started up the couloir a little late (8-ish). Was mashed potatoes on the way down. Weather was great despite the forecast! I measured the angle twice at 38 degrees. Someone higher up measured 48 - I don't know about that.
Posted May 13, 2012 9:51 am

Matt LemkeRe: Standard couloir route

Matt Lemke

Yeah...48 is correct. The upper half was definently over 45 by a little bit
Posted May 21, 2012 5:29 pm

theREALCarpeDMRe: Standard couloir route

theREALCarpeDM

I suppose so. I've heard 48 degrees a few times. It was one of my first couloir climbs, so I'm not the best judge. It just didn't feel like it got much steeper than the 38 degrees that I measured.
Posted May 29, 2012 10:27 pm

strudolyubovStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2011

strudolyubov

Climbed Cathedral via standard route. Rotten snow in the gully made it more interesting. Overall, nice hike/snow climb, great views. Click here to see the Cathedral Peak picture album.
Posted Jul 11, 2011 11:14 pm

Eric HolleSpring, Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

Eric Holle

Great spring condidtions for a snow climb! Absolutely beautiful day and a super fun route!!
Posted Jun 13, 2011 12:08 am

climbingfurrystandard route  Sucess!

climbingfurry

I did this once and probably wont do it again. Not that its a bad route, and I love the elks, but the gully was a bit gnarly
Posted Jan 24, 2011 10:22 am

chicagotransplantStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2009

chicagotransplant

Climbed with Colin, Scot, Craig and Amanda. Good snow in the gully still, but there was some rock on the snow and you can tell its been getting some rockfall, bring a helmet. The ridge was nice, closer to the crest had a few easy class 3 sections, but its mostly class 2. There is a nice trail through the talus in the basin, its a little tricky to find, but worth it!
Posted Jun 29, 2009 10:16 am

BritetteSkied the Pearl
Date Climbed: May 15, 2008

Britette

Climbed to top of Pearl. Sun super heated snow so turned around before summit. Skied the Pearl. Rough snow.
Posted Nov 5, 2008 11:38 pm

heather14East Face Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

heather14

With a 3am start I was feeling a little sluggish, but once above the lake and eyeing the couloir....

Ended up being a great day!
Posted Jun 24, 2008 1:32 am

SarahThompsonWith "Electric Pass Peak"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

SarahThompson

This was my first snow climb and it was a blast! Traversed on to "Electric Pass Peak" on the gnarly, rotten ridge. The rock was falling apart and the scree was extreme. I wouldn't recommend this unless you have a lot of experience on serious junk rock and scree. It is dangerous, especially on the Cathedral side.
Posted Mar 28, 2008 8:29 pm

altitude14erRoute Climbed: South Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

altitude14er

Climbed this peak w/asphazell. A great snow climb and white-knuckle down-climb. I had to face-in due to the slick snows steep grade...mucho fun.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 12:29 am

Ryan KowalskiFirst Snow Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2007

Ryan Kowalski

My first snow climb was a smashing success, a great route on good snow and great weather.
Posted Jun 12, 2007 5:48 pm

AsphazellSouth Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007

Asphazell

Climbed with Altitude14er. Great snow climb in one of my favorite ranges!
Posted Jun 11, 2007 12:37 am

sdhagerRoute Climbed: South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2006

sdhager

My first solo climb, and I'm glad I was alone. The rock fall in the gully is no joke!! The gully was free of snow and the dirt was very soft. I did not see anyone until my return to the lake. Unless you count the deer that was stupid enough to run out in front of my car in mile 8 of Castle Creek Road!
Posted Aug 12, 2006 10:32 pm

seth@LOKICool Peak and Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2004

seth@LOKI

Climbed in Fall with stud cuz Ross Schnell adn brother Dirk.
Posted Jul 26, 2006 8:25 pm

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