Cathedral Peak Climber's Log

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Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jun 20, 2004 12:15 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Buttress Date Climbed: June 18, 2004  Sucess!

This time roped up with SPer Matthew Holliman.

bobpickering

bobpickering - Jun 14, 2004 12:59 am

Route Climbed: Southeast Buttress Date Climbed: June 13, 2004  Sucess!

Solo from the toe of the buttress to the summit in 12:52. My 40th time on this route.

Misha

Misha - Jun 8, 2004 10:05 pm

Route Climbed: SE Buttress Date Climbed: June 6, 2004  Sucess!

Nice route, much easier than anticipated. To spice things up a bit Etsuko and I climbed the 5.7 variation to the right of the Chimney. Fun! However, think again if you want to climb this route on a warm sunny summer weekend day. Aside from us there were probably 20 people on the route. Even though there are variations, we all bottlenecked below the summit and ended up waiting for hours before we could top out. Nevertheless, it was enjoyable and incredibly serene. We climbed the route in 5 pitches (stretched first two pitches to 210' each), with me leading pitches #1 (5.5-5.6), #3 (5.7 variation) and #4 (5.5?); and Etsuko leading #2 (5.6) and #5 (to the summit, 5.6)



I lost one of my yellow Aliens somewhere on the route (whoever finds it, ENJOY), and found a #2 Camalot. Go figure :)

Romain

Romain - Jun 8, 2004 3:18 pm

Route Climbed: Southeast Buttress Date Climbed: June 2, 2004  Sucess!

Great day of climbing the Southeast Buttress with Alberto Alesina; we did it in 6 pitches, leading 3 each. The descent required hiking all the way to the base of Eichorn due to snow in the bowl below the summit. One other party climbing at the same time and same speed as us (3 forest service employees) and 2 parties behind us.



This was a warmup for our unsuccessful attempt on the Fishhook Arete of Mount Russell.

balajisv

balajisv - May 27, 2004 1:39 am

Route Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: Oct 18 2003  Sucess!

First time for me (a novice) with a bunch of very experienced climbers. Was good fun.

coloradoiceclimber

coloradoiceclimber - Apr 11, 2004 10:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2003

Route Climbed: SE Butress Date Climbed: September 2, 2002

Really fun climb!! That is unless you were the pair of dunses that starteed up late and disregarded the storm that was brewing and ended up dumping on them while on route!! It was pretty cool to straddle the summit! I almost went flying while I was leading the pitch through the chimny when a rescue choper came out of nowhere at our same elevation and seemed as though it was 75 feet away!! Good times with by boy CD!!

rolkamon

rolkamon - Mar 19, 2004 2:10 pm

Route Climbed: South East Butress Date Climbed: July 4, 03  Sucess!

Did this with Howard Sebold. Tooks the 5.7 line. Wonderful aestheic climb. Got spooked off the summit by building clouds. Got lapped on the descent by a soloist, Steve Seats. He climbinged the thing in 20 minutes compared to our 4 hours.

Rob

Rob - Jan 21, 2004 7:17 pm

Route Climbed: SE Butress Date Climbed: 1992  Sucess!

(solo ascent) Fun,Great view.

mtnfoto - Jan 20, 2004 5:59 pm

Route Climbed: SE Buttress Date Climbed: 1977  Sucess!

I remember being the only party on the peak on a perfect summer Saturday....

Dave Dinnell

Dave Dinnell - Jan 9, 2004 11:53 pm

Route Climbed: West Face ; SE Buttress Date Climbed: August 1986 ; July 1998  Sucess!

Incredible summit trip with approaching thunderstorm on '86 trip. The SE Buttress rt. was very enjoyable with old friends Hugh and Dan Sakols.

danbknox

danbknox - Nov 30, 2003 4:05 am

Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: Sept 20 2003  Sucess!

I was thinking of doing the SE face, but there were already 4 climbing teams starting when we arrived, so we went for the mountaineers route. We tried to climb the north face, without much luck. Instead we decended to climb the mountaineers route, a fine time for all.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Oct 24, 2003 8:30 pm

Route Climbed: SE Buttress Date Climbed: Oct 19 2003  Sucess!

Arrived at the base of Cathedral @ 10:50 AM....only 4 parties above. Cranked up SE Butt. in 35 minutes. Had a 45-minute lunch on the summit with not a soul topping out. Gorgeous weather. Some gumby left two new ropes in between the saddle of Cathedral and Eichorn. Split one with Mike Shaffer (YMG), who was guiding a client. Guess that's the price you pay for being in a hurry (no reason to: weather was great, no reported accidents etc). Must have money to throw around.......

jverschuyl

jverschuyl - Oct 24, 2003 1:02 pm

Route Climbed: SE butress Date Climbed: October 8, 1994  Sucess!

Beautiful day. The chimney is great. Fun climb.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Oct 20, 2003 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2003

A beautiful peak  Sucess!

Climbed this one a couple of times. The first time was back on Oct 18, '03 via the west face with Dave, Rich, and Mike... it's an awesome peak, although Eichorn Pinnacle steals the show on this approach. I immediately put that on my to-do list.

Came back a few months later (Jun 18, '04) to climb the SE Buttress with Sam, probably just my second or third multi-pitch climb ever (he led everything)... there were four or five parties on the route even that day. Fun climb! We ran out of time for Eichorn Pinnacle.

steeleman

steeleman - Oct 20, 2003 12:47 pm

Route Climbed: West Face Date Climbed: October 18, 2003  Sucess!

Climbed west face route with SP'ers David Kiene and Matthew Holliman. A fun scramble. We roped up for the last 15 foot bit to the summit. My first "roped climb". Perfect weather. Fall in Tuolumne is tough to beat.



Pictures and trip report here





Dave K - Oct 9, 2003 10:39 am

Route Climbed: SE Buttress Date Climbed: October 8, 2003  Sucess!

It sure beats a day at work! What a great route. The chimney, especially, was a lot of fun. The view of the moonrise over Unicorn from the summit at sunset is unforgettable.

Misha

Misha - Sep 29, 2003 3:05 am

Route Climbed: Mountaineers Route Date Climbed: September 28, 2003  Sucess!

Etsuko and I had a nice "alpine start" at 11:15am from the Cathedral Lakes trailhead. We headed up the Budd Creek trail w/o any route topo hoping for a fun adventure. After watching a traffic jam on the SE Buttress route, we tried to solo the NE face but got on the terrain that we did not feel like climbing (and especially downclimbing) w/o any gear. Hence, we walked around the peak towards Mountaineers Route and solo'ed it instead. Fun route, especially if you stay ~100' to the left of the notch between Cathedral & Eichorn (if you are looking at them from the North) and try some Class 4 face climbing!! On/near the summit block we've met two SP-ers: Barry Beck and Bob Pickering. They both climbed the SE Buttress route and were not in the same group!

Beautiful day and incredible peak! We'll be back to finish this NE face soon...

gordonye

gordonye - Sep 22, 2003 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Mountaineer's  Sucess!

Climbed with Mike Chen from Budd Creek up Mountaineer's route.

2003: Reached the saddle between summit and Eichorn. My buddy Vladimir free-soloed the summit. Attempted to head down west face but went off route so we had to backtrack and came down the east side via Budd Creek.

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - Aug 31, 2003 10:28 pm

Route Climbed: SE Butress, 5.6 Date Climbed: August 30, 2004  Sucess!

Climbed the spectacular peak with my wife Elena in 6 pitches of sustained 5.6 class (except for the first pitch). Had some traffic problems, but it was less than I expected to have on Labor Day weekend (there were ~8 parties during the day on multiple variations). We climbed the classic 5.6 route (route A on the Supertopo's topo of this peak). This was first real technical N-pitch climbing as a leader and I would not have wished a better one This was my first trip to Yosemite too and I LOVED THIS PLACE with all my heart. Having the batteries in my camra failing, I do not have other choice as to come back an climb this peak again and again !!! :-)) It is really worth 8 hours of driving from San Diego.

P.S. The Supertopo's topo of this route (www.supertopo.com) is really great and I have no affilations with this publisher.

keema

keema - Aug 11, 2003 12:05 pm

Route Climbed: Up West Face, Down Mountaineers Date Climbed: August 10, 2003

Went to Yosemite hoping to meet up with Brian Jenkins. Alas we did cross paths so I headed up the Cathedral Lakes Trail and up the Weat Face of Catherdral Peak. Saw several people head down the east side toward Bud Creek so I decided to head down that route. The trip turned out to be just like Bob's map. Great fun day.

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