loved the chimney
Great climb, nice weather, not too crowded, an awesome view!
nice little bit of climbing to top out on the summit block! AMAZING views of eichorn, the prize climb. Some crazy dirtbag dude topped out on the summit at the same time, he had free soloed the SE buttress.
Climbed with Jean on a beautiful day. It was a day trip from bay area.
Via the SE Buttress in four pitches w/ Trevor's 80-meter rope.
started off on a bluebird day, by the second pitch crowds were gathering. by the third pitch clouds were gathering. when we made it to the summit blocks we could see rain in the distance and hear thunder so we beat it out of there. We made it back to the start in time for heavy hail and rain. There were still several (crazy) parties climbing in the rain and lightning.
Great way to end my summer. Climbed the SE Buttress.
Great climb, amazing views!
7/20/12 via The SE Buttress. Roped with Matt J.
If you are the couple that was climbing Cathedral Peak on July 5, here is the photo of you:
Crowded summer Saturday on SE Buttress! Beautiful day and great climb
What a nice climb! Perfect rock, perfect weather
Lots of fun climbing, sketchy weather rolled in while we were topping out.
Summitted with Jack - very enjoyable climb. Eichorn's Pinnacle was the highlight for me, by far! The views are fantastic and the climbing very clean. Three parties at 05:30 at the trailhead... And another one already on the route when we got there. Good thing for the early start too, because thunderstorms moved in unusually early. Easy descent back to the JMT from the pinnacle.
Via the SE Butt. Ended P6 watching a thunderstorm roll in on us from the west. Pretty spectacular view, very sketchy belaying from the summit block and watching lightning in the distance.
Spectacular! Heady move before summit block and then there was the summit block itself!
Left the road around 4 pm, started climbing a little after 5, reached the top around 7. No crowds - only a soloist ahead of us on the route. Incredible view and light from the summit with the sun going down! 4.5 hrs RT.
Easy scramble up via Budd Lake, to the back side more interesting but still easy scramble. Summit block isn't that exposed and has excellent holds. Would have liked to have done the SE Buttress... Continued with Cathedral Range traverse after dropping down the south side via a holdless chimney at the Eichorn saddle.
i was hiking with my family to cathedral pass but when my brother and i reached the base of the west face we decided to climb it reached the notch between eichorn and the summit where my brother stayed and i clambered up to the summit...the summit block was pretty sketch without a rope but i survived and descend to my brother and back down via the west face
Will never do SE buttress on a Saturday or in the middle of summer. Had fun though, just spent as much time waiting as climbing.