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.
Classic at the grade, for the area.
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.
First multi-pitch climb ever 2 days after Whitney. I was tired. Fun and exhilarating. May have started a new addiction!
Attempted to free solo the SE buttress. Got caught midway in hail thunderstorm. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT91ZOHAkbU . Abandoned the climb and descended a class 4 crack on North face.
Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxTvo_N2GSw
with several echo peaks
I had dream't of this for years!
Just as good in real life!
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.
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.
And Onward to Echo Peaks after a dip in Budd Lake and fun on Cathedral.
Took SE Buttress to the top. Great climb and awesome summit!
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?
Great little hike. Bring a rope next time!
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."
My second SE Buttress ascent, with Alberto Alesina.
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.
Beautiful peak that I got to climb before the crowds.
Contemplated the SE buttress, but wasn't quite feeling it so just took the descent trail up, didn't realize it goes within one or two hundred feet of the summit. The 15 foot summit crack was cool, but other than that this was 98% hiking and 2% climbing. Kinda wish I'd at least tried the butt, guess I'll have to wait until next year with Tioga Pass likely closed for the winter.
A small party, we took the 4th class route up. We had to wait in the cold wind for nearly an hour for a window of time to open for us to summit, since party after party were coming up the class 5 sections. A hugely popular peak.