Cathedral Peak Climber's Log

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Parisa - Feb 1, 2007 5:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

My first climb!  Sucess!

The perfect day... nice approach, tractable climbing for a beginner, gorgeous summit. Great first impression to climbing!


Wallylongridge - Jan 21, 2007 7:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1989

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

This is a fine High Sierra route. The last 20ft. is the crux, but the Jams are solid.

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - Jan 20, 2007 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2006

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

After a dusting of snow Tuolumne was empty but open. The trailhead was devoid of cars when I arrived and unlike my previous trip up Cathedral a few weeks earlier I had this normally crowded mountain to myself! Patches of snow on the slabs added a bit to the routefinding. The summit solitude, sublime.


Drewid - Oct 2, 2006 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Summited with wife and cousin. Great climb despite the crowd. Had the summit to ourselves as one of the last parties of the day. Descended mountaineers route into a pleasant Sierra summer storm.


soslaw - Sep 25, 2006 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

Climbed via the Mountaineers rte with Andre on a beautiful Fall day.


bechtt - Sep 18, 2006 3:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2006

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

Windy but spectacular -- only person on the mountain on a Sunday. Quick r/t from the trail head -- only 3.5 hours but lots of fun.


jonhersh - Sep 11, 2006 6:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

Route Climbed: West Face  Sucess!

Fun, fun climb and the views were outstanding. Too bad there's no summit register, but it would probably fill up too fast anyway due to the popularity of the peak.


RSN473 - Sep 5, 2006 8:20 pm

SE Buttress  Sucess!

We had to deal with a large volume of wind which made this climb seem more like work than fun.


awagher - Sep 5, 2006 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006

quick  Sucess!

Quick one up the 4th class route and then to Eichorn.


Chisholm - Aug 30, 2006 3:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2006

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Is good! And has great views.


thebeave7 - Aug 20, 2006 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Mountaineers Route

A fun climb after doing some of the Echos. Very impressive looking peak from the South.


peerzat - Aug 18, 2006 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006

se buttress  Sucess!

awesome day on the white granite in the toulumne meadows in yosemite park of the sierras. wow, what a line-up. beautiful day, early start to avoid the crowd? we started at 8am. two groups of two ahead of us and only one more pair climbed the se buttress all day. saturday! lucky I guess. great crack variation on left near summit.


Guyzo - Aug 12, 2006 10:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

SE Buttress  Sucess!

I have been to the base before, but we bailed because we did not wish to become involved with the Multi-pitch, multi-epics going on above. Thursday Aug 10 was a lot better, we left camp around 1 pm, and did the short hike to the base and found ONLY about 4 parties on the climb. Ryan decided to start on the right side so we could avoid the slow parties who were clogging up the starting cracks. (One team had enuf gear to do the Zodiac!) Two long pitches up 5.7 knobs put us at the chimney. I was pretty happy as I looked down and saw the other two parties still engaged with the cracks. We had made the right decision. After the chimney pitch, two soloists came up behind us and all route finding decisions were over and I chased em up the last pitch via some fine knob climbing. The view was fantastic! While sitting on the top, I could imagine the grand adventure Chuck Wilts had on the FA 66 years before! We made it back to the car around sunset, it had been another good day of climbing.


dpsiebert - Aug 12, 2006 7:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

Mountaineer's Route  Sucess!

Superb half day climb. Thought the summit block was easy 4th class.


hkutuk - Aug 9, 2006 6:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2006

Cathedral Peak, SE Buttress  Sucess!

This trip was no exception as far as my climbing trips go, fly in, drive all night long and catch a short sleep, hit the trail and go climbing all day. After a long search for the site where the Tschanz family was camping, I finally threw my sleeping bag on the dirt for 3 hours of sleep. The approach in the morning was very pleasent, nice and brushless, gentle trail and then there was the view of an awesome looking peak. At the base we met Rob and Calvin and wished them fun as they started to climb. Soon after I teamed up with Mark and Jim climbed with Betty. We picked a free line and cruised up 2 pitches but then we ran into the bottleneck at the chimney pitch. There were ropes and so many climbers on every possible route, welcome to CA I guess... The weather held up even though dark clouds were gathering. Such a cool peak and fun climb, just wish it wasn't so crowded. Next day hiked up Mt Hoffman and then drove to Lembert Dome and climbed Northwest Books route. Tuolumne is a cragging area on steroids, must come back for Fairview Dome among others!


Romain - Aug 1, 2006 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Southesast Buttress  Sucess!

Third time up SEB. This time with David Victor - flew in from Palo Alto in the morning, were on the summit at 12:30pm, back at the car at 3pm, and at Whoa Nellie Deli at 3:30... Led all but the first pitch. Stormy day (we got hailed and rained on on the hike out), some parties bailed and others started up as the storm was coming in - don't know what they were thinking.


bcinlas4 - Jul 31, 2006 2:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006

1st multi pitch  Sucess!

SE route. Second day ever outside on rock w/ pro. Lots of gym time, but this was my second day ever outside on real rock. What a rush. Since there was alot of traffic, we ran our route all over the place. Jam at the chimmey so we moved left and climbed a crack there. There was three of us and we did it in 4.5 pitches; 5.7 being the most difficult. Of course, our lead has about 20 years experience, so he lead the climb free solo with only approach shoes one. We passed several other parties and he belayed me and my other friend at the same time. A life changing experience. We've already started planning the next trip.


tjbst47 - Jul 19, 2006 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

SE buttress  Sucess!

nice rock climb, many possible variations


pvalchev - Jul 19, 2006 3:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Took someone on their first outdoor climb, a very enjoyable peak! Did the classic/original line including the chimney where I got stuck for a few minutes with my camelbak (and provided laughs).


jleduc - Jun 8, 2006 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2005

SE Buttress 5.7 var

Got a little bit of route on the route c. Unbelievable view from almost everywhere.

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