East Buttress (Middle Cathedral Rock) Climber's Log

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wdimpfl - Dec 29, 2017 3:45 am Date Climbed: May 20, 1979

Snow in descent gully  Sucess!

Climbed this route with Will Spiegelman during a week that we spent climbing in The Valley. Will had become an excellent climber and introduced me to a number of amazing routes during the week. Coming down the icy snow in the gully in our smooth climbing boots was tedious.


Rockclimber77 - Apr 17, 2015 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2015

East buttress  Sucess!

Climbed east buttress on Saturday returned Sunday to climb pillar of frenzy both routes on middle cathedral awesome intro to Yosemite valley climbing with great views of el cap all day. Afternoon shade was nice on east buttress and pillar of frenzy was in the shade all day.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Aug 29, 2011 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2011

Great climb  Sucess!

Very clean and sustained route. After pitch 5 we took the right variation. Was a hot day and I think I drank about 4 L of liquids after we got back.


A-Lex - Nov 24, 2009 1:26 pm


SO GOOD!! I could climb this another twenty times and love it everytime....great, great climbing that just keeps going. And the descent is awesome - felt kinda like I was canyoneering.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - Nov 15, 2009 12:09 am Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2009

East Buttress  Sucess!

Climbed with my buddy Vendelkrakker. An excellent climb on a perfect day with the perfect partner! About 13 hours car to car.


gremlin - Aug 31, 2009 12:07 am

good times  Sucess!

couple times up now, still fun except for the fools who want the route to themselves- time to tailgate

Brian Frederick

Brian Frederick - Jul 23, 2009 11:25 pm

Lotsa fun  Sucess!

I remember pitch after pitch of good clean fun.


MtnMagic - Jun 17, 2009 1:35 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2009

this one's a beauty  Sucess!

Wow quality pitch after quality pitch. Great route. Even the rain couldn't dampen our day!


atavist - May 28, 2009 2:36 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

east buttress  Sucess!

Climbed w/ Peter during Memorial Day weekend. Very nice route and very safe. After the 5.9 roof, the upper pitches keep getting easier and easier but still superb. Very high quality rock, very steep with good exposure.


fatdad - Apr 24, 2009 4:59 pm

Fun, but top 50?  Sucess!

I climbed this my first summer in the Valley at age 16. HUGE rockfall down the Spires gully while on the route, at least it sounded huge. I remember it being good but not mindblowingly so. Have to go back to confirm that.


sierrasclimber - Apr 7, 2009 9:55 pm

Tired afterwards  Sucess!

I always think I'm ready for that much climbing but I'm beat after this route.


kovarpa - Sep 15, 2008 1:10 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008

good start of the day,  Sucess!

did this in about 4 hours, hot as hell so drove up to TM and ticked off two routes on Pywiack. Too bad another party behind us, I would have screwed around on the 10.c (??) longer... this way just pulled through... oh well. Always good to climb with Michal.


pvalchev - May 7, 2008 3:09 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2008

East Buttress  Sucess!

Kick ass climb... did the 50 crowded variation (5.10a)... almost alone on the route, another party started late behind us. Amazing climbing!

The descent was crappy as expected. A huge boulder covers most of the first rappel station, smashed against one of the bolts. So we rappelled off of the 1 remaining bolt, in the running waterfall. Afterwards, two more double rope rappels onto the snow slope got us to the bottom of the gully (with some kick stepping to gain the last anchor on rappeller's left).

Pics and trip report at http://sightly.net/peter/trips/middlecathedral2008/


Bonesaw - Jan 10, 2008 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2007

Classic!!!  Sucess!

My hardest climb yet! Loved it... followed the entire route, but may lead it in a year or two. Aided the 10c face, but all else was good free. Fell off the 5.9 roof once, but stuck it on the next try. No "give me's" on this one!

tb00957 - Jun 4, 2007 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2007

EB of Middle cathedral  Sucess!

Fantastic climb. My first long multipitch and we swinged leads. Yey! We were the first party on the rock, and the next party is three pitches away, nice to have a relaxed environment. Didn't like the descent very much. It took us 6.5 hours to go up, and 4 hours to come down.


Flex - Dec 26, 2006 6:06 pm

not quite free Oct/01  Sucess!

An awesome route with fantastic views. I had to step on a couple of the bolts on the crux face though-DOH! I'll have to go back & free it at some point.


salad - Sep 14, 2006 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1997

Nice  Sucess!

Nice, no water, hot.


stoneman5 - Sep 10, 2006 12:22 am

a classic

my first big multipitch


dcurless - Jun 29, 2006 6:16 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2003

East Buttress  Sucess!

Great climb. Nice view of El Cap at the belays. Lots of water in the gully descent made it a little messy. :)

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