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cathederal peak - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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mostly cams and a few nuts. i didn't lead, and am not qualified to--so i wasn't really sure which pro was what. although i did clean (of course).
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.62/5
  Rock Quality 4.38/5
  Scenery 4.88/5
  Fun Factor 4.62/5

Description:

yosemite--tuolomne meadows area. known as a very "classic" climb (i've been told). i basically have climber's amnesia, mostly cuz i seesawed between being elated and scared out of my pants (yes i did get gripped on the 3rd pitch--it was really scary--but it was only my second trad climb ever). there were a few slabby pitches, 2 really great cracks. the 4th pitch is a beautiful chimney. after the first 3 pitches, it gets very vertical. the pitches ranged from 5.6 to 5.8 (the way the leader took me up).

Descent Options:

walk off (class 4 and class 3 terrain)

Submitted by: just_throw_it on 2007-08-01
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Route ID: 87425

8 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sl1rockman on 2009-07-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars classic

first big climb in a long time

Added: 2009-11-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: monicaj on 2009-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome

Cool without a rope because you can climb around parties and pick your own way up to the top.

Added: 2009-09-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lcmountaindude on 2009-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Regular route Variation

Start with the regular route A (super topo) for the first 3 pitches. Skip the bottleneck at the Chimneyand move right to a short wall (5.7) and folllow up the arrete approx 160' to a small ledge for the belay. This will let you finish in 1 more long pitch 180' to the top. Finish with the 5.8 face crack at the top

Added: 2009-07-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jovino on 2008-09-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cathedral Peak, first multi-pitch.

Cathedral Peak was crowded, so send took all freakin' day. The rock was amazing and the climbing was really easy. I was ill prepared for the cold winds at the top, so now I know to pack a jacket! Walking off was easy, but a bit sketchy because of exhaustion.

I'm looking forward to going back here and doing it much faster.

Added: 2009-04-25

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: eazyclimb on 2006-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars OK

Easy route with too many people on it.

Added: 2008-09-29

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