Cathedral Peak Climber's Log

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tombcronin - Oct 12, 2007 3:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007

Crowded  Sucess!

Lots of congestion on the last pitch


ChuckO - Oct 5, 2007 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Great climb. Lived up to all the advertisment. A Tuesday in late September, and still had 3 other parties near by. Didn't lead the chimney pitch too gracefully though ... :-) The rest of the climb rocked. With GregS - thanks Bro!


littlefrantz - Sep 2, 2007 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Sweet!  Sucess!

My fifth trad route - we climbed with three and split the leads. A clusterf**** of very cool and interesting people. As the smallest of the crew I got to lead the chimney... my first chimney and it was so much fun!! Perfect rock, incredible views, great lead for beginners. The summit block scared me a bit -- not a huge fan of downclimbing. But a great learning experience!


danman3156 - Aug 28, 2007 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

SE Buttress  Sucess!

A fun climb with a lot of climbers on it. Cool summit.


renogurt - Aug 27, 2007 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Lightning storm of doom  Sucess!

Climbed it with my girlfriend in the afternoon. Lightning hit the ground at Cathedral Lakes and I've never been so scared climbing. The last 30 feet of the climbing is so exposed and awesome. A must do.


Alpinist - Aug 19, 2007 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

West Face

Climbing solo and in hiking boots I made it to the summit block but did not want to attempt the final 15 ft unroped, especially not having been on this rock before. The rating is Class 4, but it looked more like low 5th class. With 1000ft of exposure, it just wasn't worth the risk to me. I hope to return with a rope and partner next time. It was great fun just getting to the summit block though.

Rice Climber

Rice Climber - Aug 13, 2007 8:23 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

SE Buttress  Sucess!

My second summit of Cathedral via the SE Buttress. Certainly not my last either.

tb00957 - Aug 3, 2007 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

southeast buttress  Sucess!

We had so much fun. There were a number of people on the route, but there are so many ways to climb it, it wasn't a problem at all.

Adamus - Jul 30, 2007 5:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

A very fun scramble. High class 3 slabs to the crack. The crack was easy. I just wedged an arm in it and pushed up with my feet. Made it in like 10 seconds. Fun stuff.


AlexeyD - Jul 18, 2007 3:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

SE buttress twice  Sucess!

The first one was a bit of an epic involving a descent in the dark with a single headlamp...the second time was a cruise, did the 5.7/5.8 finish up the undercling crack on the left side to spice things up a bit and were back at the car by 3.


greenrocker - Jul 10, 2007 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

se buttress  Sucess!

simuled climbed twenty feet off the end in a party of three. Climbed in four belays just under three hours, passed several parties and got off just before the rain.


BCL - Jul 4, 2007 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Mountaineers Route  Sucess!

Crack on the summit block was easier than I expected. I thought the crux was the short traverse to the base of the summit block crack. Perfect weather. I only saw one other party and they were on the SE Buttress.

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 26, 2007 2:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2000

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed this with my brother. What a sweet line. Perfect granite and amazing views. This is one of my all time favorite routes.

Dave S

Dave S - Jun 21, 2007 2:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

SE Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed the SE Buttress with Tana. Great day out, even with the crowds over Labor Day weekend!

West Face
September 2, 2007

Climbed the West Face with Sergio. Beautiful weather and another great day in the Sierra!

SE Buttress
Aug 25 2006:

Climbed SE Buttress with Justin Mages! Fun climbing!


kovarpa - Jun 20, 2007 4:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

SE buttress  Sucess!

Real classic climb in perfect weather w/ Vendulka and Mike Z.


cp0915 - May 29, 2007 11:30 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Twice: SE Butt & W Face  Sucess!

W Face: A classic peak. Fun route.

Screamed obscenities at a persistent marmot going after the food in my pack I left at the top of the chute while I belayed my g/f up the summit block. G/f brought a small rock up with her, which I chucked at a nearby crag to scare the little guy off. It worked.

Off to Medlicott Dome, Pothole Dome and Lembert Dome after this...

Peak #1 of a 10-peak Yosemite-based weekend. Great weekend out.

-8/30/08 - Returned to climb the SE Buttress with Rick Kent. Then Eichorn Pinnacle. Eichorn was the more interesting "peak" of the two, I think, though the SE Butt was a fine route.


batesville - Mar 26, 2007 4:04 am

Route Climb, SE face  Sucess!

My first multi-pitched climb in Yosemite


bcd - Mar 19, 2007 1:29 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2001

SE buttress  Sucess!

great fun, even with all the people.


mow10 - Mar 17, 2007 7:09 am

3 trips so far  Sucess!

Every time I have led a simul climb of Cathedral. 20 or so pieces in one run bottom to top. Like someone said to me about a similar gets harder, and it gets higher, but it doesn't get any better.


hockeyman - Mar 7, 2007 4:36 pm

Great Day!  Sucess!

Early start so we were the first on the route. No real issues - straight. The chimney is the best part. You can do it by staying outside the chimney - a lot easier. Will take my son to do it this season.

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