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danman3156West Side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008


Worked our way up the west face. Ended up soloing a pitch and a half of low to mid fifth. Nice summit views.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 12:36 pm

cp0915South Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008


Nice scramble, then on to Cockscomb.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 7:36 pm

AdamusStandard Class 4 Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2008
Not difficult. Left TH past 5:30pm and scrambled up it along with Althuski. Only one real class 4 part. Not hard, but you want to be comfortable trusting both hands to the same rock edge to shimmy a little.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 7:03 pm

DrewidHappy Birthday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


Celebrated the evening of the fourth of July with my cousin Aaron on the summit of Unicorn Peak. Headed up past Elizabeth Lake and then up to the ridge between Cockscomb and Unicorn, then north along the ridge to the Unicorn. All three summits are nice though the northernmost is a classic. The vantage point is exceptional looking down on the Meadows. I wanted to cast off and soar down to the Tuolumne River like a pterodactyl, but didn't.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 6:29 pm

bearbnzNorth Arete  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2008


Fun little scramble up the far right (north) edge of the East Face, then a short traverse south to the summit. We continued on to Cockscomb, which was also a fun scramble.
Posted Jul 6, 2008 11:59 pm

fossanalast peak on the cathedral traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008


The talus heap on the way from Cockscomb wasn't as bad as it looked. Nice views to complete the traverse.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 2:38 am

stephoGood view of Toulomne
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2003


I was only 9 and my brother 7 but I still made it quite a way up the east slope. Stopped few 600-700 feet below the top. We were not ever intending to get very far past Elizabeth Lake.
Posted Apr 19, 2008 7:19 pm

JanellBittersweet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007


A fantastic hike at the end of a crappy day...I looked at this peak all summer and am glad i finally got up there!
Posted Nov 24, 2007 12:29 pm

Dave SSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

Dave S

Fun scrambling along the ridge!
Posted Jun 21, 2007 2:31 am

awagherGood Finish  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


Good finish to a 10 hour day spent traversing from Cathedral, Eichorn, Echo ridge, Cockscomb and Unicorn.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 4:14 pm

colinrA fun scramble!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006


Hiked up from our campsite in Tuolomne Meadows via Elizabeth Lake with Brian, Amaryah, and Chase. Outstanding views and a good work out scrambling up form the lake. A great way to adjust to the altitude and the exposure to heights before several other hikes to follow during our stay. In fact, the exposure dissuaded me from attempting the crux. Next time.
Posted Aug 12, 2006 12:48 am

Bill KishRoute Climbed: From Elizabeth lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2004

Bill Kish

First leg of awesome Cathedral traverse in 2004 with Brian Z. x2 with BAMM in 2010. x3 with Seth in 2012.
Posted May 24, 2006 7:25 am

RileywynaRoute Climbed: some wierd off route deal Date Climbed: aug 2000  Sucess!


Attempted to do the grade 4 traverse of all the peaks in this area. We made it as far as Matthes Crest before we had to rap off due to weather.
Posted Dec 19, 2005 7:33 am

gordonyeRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!


Fun half-day scramble with Eszter Tompos. The exposed class 4 gap on the summit ridge was quite unnerving but fun.
Posted Oct 3, 2005 3:03 pm

tpdwrRoute Climbed: From Elizabeth Lake Date Climbed: September 11,1973  Sucess!


Camped at Elizabeth Lake.
Posted Sep 29, 2005 5:44 pm

Dave DinnellRoute Climbed: Regular Rt. Date Climbed: Aug. 8, 1988  Sucess!

Dave Dinnell

A fun scramble from Lake Elizabeth.
Posted Jan 13, 2004 3:29 pm

Bill OttRoute Climbed: east slope Date Climbed: June, 1964  Sucess!

Bill Ott

Carlos was 15, and I was 16 when we broke off from our x-country team at Elizabeth Lake. We scrambled up the east slope to the summit. Too stupid to admit being scared, we took turns sitting on the very north end of the summit blocks with our feet hanging off into the abyss. It was breathe taking. I left my driver's permit under a rock to prove we were there. The coach was not happy.
Posted Aug 31, 2003 9:56 am

csundraRoute Climbed: Up the steep North Face Date Climbed: August 05, 2003  Sucess!


Great summit! Just 100 ft. below Cathedral. I did it with my friends Ryan McCourt, and Allison. Fun, but cold in the shade & wind! The summit is interesting -- it's more broken than you think from the view of it from the Meadows, and there are 3 big, thin plates standing upright. Wild!
Posted Aug 14, 2003 10:55 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 4, 2003  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

My first class 4 peak, and it ended up (thanks to the kindness of strangers) being my first roped climb too. I headed up to see if I was comfortable scrambling this stuff (solo) yet, but came to some rock I wasn't convinced I could downclimb. Chickening out, I met a couple coming up--they'd backed off twice before (this made me feel better), brought a rope this time, and kindly invited me to rope in.

I must have found it a bit spicy even with the rope, because my mouth was bone dry by the time I reached the summit. The downclimb was easier than I expected. I was glad I'd brought my rock shoes though... with my climbing skills, I need all the help I can get!
Posted Jul 7, 2003 2:03 pm

Dave KRoute Climbed: Elizabeth Lake Date Climbed: June 14, 2003  Sucess!
Fun climb! The approach was slow because of the abundant snow from the April storms. The summit was clear of snow. One tricky fourth class move involved squeezing between two rocks.
Posted Jun 16, 2003 8:26 am

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