Monday, September 20, 2010

Cathedral Peak - September 7, 2010

We headed out of the Valley over Tioga Pass. At Tuolumne Meadows we stopped to enjoy the views and thought about making some mac and cheese in the van. While we were thinking about lunch Ken said: "Well we are at the Cathedral lakes trailhead, which is where we would start to climb Cathedral peak. It's 12:45pm, Supertopo says 1.5 hours for the approach, 4 hours for the climb and 2 hours for the descent. So we could make lunch or climb Cathedral peak...?". Somehow climbing Cathedral peak sounded even better than mac 'n' cheese! We charged in with an 8 mm rope and light rack taking 1.5 hours for the approach, 2.5 for the climb, and 2 hours to descend and hike out. Fun day!

Views of the Cockscomb and Unicorn peak on the hike in to Cathedral peak.
Cathedral peak!
A soloist heading up the peak who answered his cell phone 100 ft up to talk about how windy it must be on the Hulk.
Anja leading up the first two pitches.
Anja climbing up to the belay above the chimney. This was belay number 2.
Anja leading up pitch 4 and 5.
Summit Photos
Eichorn Pinnacle

1 comment:

Keith said...

That's a lot of clothes you are wearing, Anja...