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Southeast Buttress - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 4.82/5 Average Rating : 4.82 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (105)
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Rock
G
5
Traditional protection. The toulomne Granite Eats up protection. Take a 1-2 sets nuts, 1 full set
700
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.10/5
  Rock Quality 4.66/5
  Scenery 4.92/5
  Fun Factor 4.74/5

Description:

The Southeast Buttress consists of several different lines that all lead to the summit. You can pick and choose your way up the many lines, following the most direct path, or traversing to different lines that may look more interesting. The climbing is pretty easy 5.6 with some 5.7-5.9 variations. The entire buttress will go at 5.6 if desired. Cathedral Peak has superb rock quality, wonderful climbing, and beatiful views, not too mention a very enjoyable approach. It is a great alpine rock route for beginners with an approach of about 1.5 hours. Definitely a must do. Be careful of afternoon thunderstorms during the summer.

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3rd/4th Class Walk-off

Submitted by: ontherocks on 2007-02-08
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Route ID: 44165

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105 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bchambers302 on 2013-06-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great time

sharp end all 5 pitches

Added: 2013-11-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: I_am_very_happy_2_b_here on 2010-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars a good fun solo

had a good time soloing it. lots of traffic on this one.

Added: 2012-12-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: OrionAgnew on 2007-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome!

Awesome!

Added: 2012-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: leoand23 on 2012-06-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Check the wind forecast

We got hit with crazy cold wind. Fingertips,toes and legs were really cold and we almost bailed but pushed it to the top finishing on the 4th/5th class left of the chimney.
I will do it again but will look at the weather forecast more carefully.

Added: 2012-06-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: maowcakes on 2012-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First to the summit. Amazing view.

Get there early, there were at least 20 people on the wall when we left!

Added: 2012-06-24

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