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kullabergRoute Climbed: west pillar .10b, 6-7 pitches Date Climbed: nov 99  Sucess!


seldom done route on an incredible fin of granite in yosemite backcountry.

this one is highly recommended.

the second pitch is .9 OW, and its reputation may keep the crowds away. but it's not bad. #4 camalot is plenty, and the moves are supported by good faceholds. actually a fine pitch.

don't miss the awesome flake/stemming on the penultimate pitch (apparently it can be bypassed).
Posted Nov 28, 2002 7:10 pm

Dave DalyRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: Sept 21st 2002  Sucess!

Dave Daly

As Bob posted, I got the date wrong when signing the register in BLOOD! Walt Starr Jr. would be proud! But somebody had to be the 'tough guy' in this trio of misfits. Hey!....at least there's DNA evidence I was there!
Posted Sep 24, 2002 4:51 pm

HikeMonkeyRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: 21 Sept 2002  Sucess!


I did indeed want to climb this one badly. Strangely, I also wanted to climb it free solo. This was much scarier than the SE Buttress of Cathedral Peak due to the exposure. I asked for, and received, a belay for the downclimb. The 37m rope allowed me to descend protected until the climb eased off to fourth class.
Posted Sep 23, 2002 6:21 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Soloed with Michael and Dave. Michael wanted to climb this one badly, so somehow it grew to include Cathedral, Echo Ridge, Cockscomb, and Unicorn. There was no pen or pencil in the register, so Sargeant Dave went for the Semper Fi move and cut himself to provide a useable medium with which to leave our mark. Trip Report
Posted Sep 23, 2002 12:15 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Day 2 of the 2002 Mountaineers Challenge and another fine day of climbing. Even found the correct way around the part I had sketchy holds on last time. Descended Cathedral's South Face enroute to Echo Peaks. Trip Report.
Posted Aug 18, 2002 8:40 pm

Dave DalyRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: Sept 1999  Sucess!

Dave Daly

After dusting my hands off from the summit of Cathedral (thanks to the party in front of me interring someone's ashes!), I couldn't resist "posing" for a 'heel-clicking' photo atop Eichorn. Very nice! What's with people leaving things to smoke in the summit register box? Aren't they high enough?!?!?
Posted Aug 3, 2002 10:07 am

JoshRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!


I've climbed this one many times -- most recently on June 23. It was the last summit of my 8 hour 21 minute, car to car, solo Cathedral Range Traverse. Summits: Unicorn, Mt Althuski (sp?), Cockscomb, Matthes Crest (North Ridge), Echo Ridge, Echo Peaks (8, 9, 7, 6, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4), Cathedral Peak (SE Buttress), Eichorn Pinnacle.
Posted Jun 30, 2002 1:46 pm

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: June 13, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

This is one of those peaks that seem improbably difficult but turn out to have an easy route to the top. It was great fun free soloing this on a fine spring day. Trip Report
Posted Jun 28, 2002 10:04 pm

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