Cathedral Peak

10-11 Jul 1995 - by Jim Curl

We went in to climb Cathedral Peak this last weekend and were first rained off on Saturday and then retreated after one pitch on Sunday because of rather unpleasant high winds. The rain stopped in the afternoon on Saturday (after we turned back), so it was actually climbable that day. Sunday it was again quite climbable, but we just weren't in the mood to deal with 40 MPH gusts.

The approach is mostly clear of snow and completely clear of people. We saw only one other pair on Sunday (they did the climb). The snow makes for very nice walking (no snoeshoes or crampons). The south buttress is completely dry, but the descent might require some some care because of snow.

I wish we'd actually climbed the thing, but with the snow back there, the approach and return made for two very scenic and enjoyable dayhikes.


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