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East Buttress Middle Cathedral - 5.10c popular

Average Rating = 4.70/5 Average Rating : 4.70 out of 5
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Rock
11
1 set nuts, 2 each cams .5-3.5
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.69/5
  Rock Quality 4.55/5
  Scenery 4.97/5
  Fun Factor 4.66/5

Description:

11 Pitches. One pitch of 5.10c or 5.9 A0. The rest is all 5.8 and below with a few tricky cruxes. An all day adventure so bring proper supplies. Garden tools might be useful on the last pitch. Descending via the Kat Walk at night completes the experience. Don't use the last rap (poor bolts on a very small boulder). Its unnecessary and easily downclimbed through the tunnel.

Submitted by: hollyclimber on 2006-07-13
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Route ID: 24420

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: wallfrog on 2013-05-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars East buttress middle cathedral

Killer climb. About 4 1/2 hours. Epic

Added: 2013-06-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: andr5861 on 2012-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars super!

can see why it was so damn crowded.

Added: 2012-12-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bowleggedgoat on 2012-09-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars awesome

did the 50 crowded variation and simuled the three ps after that

Added: 2012-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2012-09-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars did the

bolt ladder variation. Did not climb the 10c and the 5.9 above the ladder was not too hard. A truly classic route. Super fun, super views of El Cap. Descent is longish but pretty easy to follow and puts you right back at the base.

Added: 2012-09-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jpjpjp on 2012-06-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Quick But Tiring

Did the whole thing in 5 hours, the descent was killer though because I was so dead. Gave the 10c a hell of a go but I don't have the slab skills and it was super hot when we were on it. I ended up aiding the bolts after about 3 falls and then OS the rest of it. Awesome climb though... cool to climb with El Cap peering over your shoulder the entire climb. I led most of the harder routes towards the top, and as a reward they happened to be the most aesthetic too! Now I gotta go back and send the 10c section free... can't wait!

Added: 2012-06-16

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