Cathedral Peak, Tuolumne Meadows, CA
SE Buttress, 5.6 (3326 m)
July 15, 2006
People: Peter Valchev, Parisa Tabriz

We drove out with Parisa on Friday night and crashed in the ditch, escaping the rangers. Got up at 4am, drove to the trailhead and start hiking by 5:30... we made it to the base of the peak less than two hours later where we found another party already on-route, up the first pitch! They were actually on another variation and it all worked out. A couple of hours later I could see at least 8 more people, showing how popular this route is!

Really beautiful climbing in an amazing setting. The summit block was spectacular!

  Cathedral Peak as seen from a trip I did two weeks prior Parisa climbing up the first pitch the 5.6 crack  

  from the top of the second pitch nice view! Echo Peaks that I climbed a couple of weeks earlier  

  Parisa almost there! Parisa chilling at the comfy belay ledge  

  successfully past the chimney!  

  last obstacle to the summit! Parisa at the top  

  chilling at the top chilling at the top  

  Eichorn Pinnacle on the descent Eichorn again  

  view of what we climbed!  

  View of our route Parisa  

  me and Parisa  


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