Cathedral Peak Climber's Log

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pezzotto - Nov 3, 2020 10:14 am Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2020

Epic on Cathedral Peak  Sucess!

Went up too slow, reached the summit at sunset and had to leave a bunch of gear to rappel down. Who says that the summit block is 4th class and the descent is 3rd class?


LincolnB - Nov 1, 2020 10:27 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2020

Summit exposure too much

I turned back at the point where you cross over the summit ridge then move left to the base of the summit crack - all that empty space below was too much for me


sardude - Apr 3, 2019 6:44 pm

Fun climb  Sucess!

Great climb enjoyed the views


sierramtngoat - Jun 8, 2018 3:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

Climbed with my Buddy Brad after hiking Stanislaus Peak the night before. Ran into guy who just free soloed the SE Buttress on the top of the summit block.


larch32 - Jun 6, 2018 9:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

Super fun!  Sucess!

Classic at the grade, for the area.


wdimpfl - Dec 23, 2017 2:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1979

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Date uncertain. Mike Syvanen and I climbed this after returning to live in California. On the way up we passed a party (man and a woman) that was paralyzed on the route I felt obliged to help them and we helped them to the top of the route. We descended a third class route.


live4hills - Sep 15, 2017 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2017

First multi-pitch  Sucess!

First multi-pitch climb ever 2 days after Whitney. I was tired. Fun and exhilarating. May have started a new addiction!


Simkin - Aug 19, 2017 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2017

Caught in hail thunderstorm

Attempted to free solo the SE buttress. Got caught midway in hail thunderstorm. Here is the video: . Abandoned the climb and descended a class 4 crack on North face.


Simkin - Aug 19, 2017 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2017

West face  Sucess!

Here is the video:


labgloves - Aug 11, 2017 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2016

with several echo peaks  Sucess!

with several echo peaks


MikeLJ - Aug 11, 2017 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 1994

Dream Peak  Sucess!

I had dream't of this for years!
Just as good in real life!


birdhead - Jul 27, 2017 6:40 pm

SE Buttress

Climbed around 2005 with Damon. Did the standard 5.6 Southeast Buttress. Awesome route!

Also hiked the Mountaineers Route sometime around 2002 with Chuck. Downclimb of the class 4 summit block took some thought.


climber46 - Oct 24, 2016 7:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

Catherdral attempt

My wife and I attempted Cathedral Peak in September 2008. I had not researched that the easiest way is from the east side of the mountain. We tried to ascend the west side as far as we could but turned back when the falling risk was too high. Instead we went around the peak in a counterclockwise direction. It was still a bit sketchy, but we made it around to more moderate terrain. Then we descended to the nearby Lake and then hiked back by another lake and then to the trailhead.


colinr - Oct 17, 2016 2:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2016

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

And Onward to Echo Peaks after a dip in Budd Lake and fun on Cathedral.


secander - Aug 30, 2016 11:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2016

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Took SE Buttress to the top. Great climb and awesome summit!


rocketsredglare - Aug 8, 2016 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2016

Lovely day full of first times  Sucess!

Early start, first on the route but hardly first to finish. Top was worth it and downclimb was adventurous. The hike in somehow doubled, maybe tripled on the way out, how does that happen?


Fletch - Aug 7, 2016 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016

Fun!!!  Sucess!

Great little hike. Bring a rope next time!


Diesel - Jul 22, 2016 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2016

Mountaineer's route   Sucess!

Beautiful short hike. The class 4 block on the summit took me a few tries, but I managed on the crack on the left. Very windy from the South. I was hardly able to stand up for a few seconds just to be able to say that "I stood on Cathedral Peak."


Romain - Jul 15, 2016 1:19 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2004

SE Buttress  Sucess!

My second SE Buttress ascent, with Alberto Alesina.


BobD3 - Jul 14, 2016 8:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2016

wonderful peak, Muir was right  Sucess!

Mountaineer's route. Couldn't get started up the final class 4 chimney 3 weeks prior in hiking boots. Lesson learned- no more class 4 without rock shoes.
The rock at the base of the chimney is getting a little smoothed out from so much traffic. Once on the 1st step, it becomes much easier, closer to class 3. The narrow slot adjacent to the chimney makes for an easy step off the summit blocks for the downclimb. Holds are all there, no need for protection.

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