Southeast Buttress 5.6

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Cathedral Peak

Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

Trip Report
Braving the Crowds
Friday June 21, 2013 5:55pm
Braving the crowds of Cathedral peak on a June Saturday. I don't know if we are nuts or just weekend warriors that won't let anything stop us. This is not recommended, find a weekday to get on this route.

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Credit: squishy

Credit: squishy

Credit: squishy

Credit: squishy

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About the Author
squishy is a mountain climber from the republic of California.


Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Jun 21, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Thanks for sharing! I climbed it yesterday and it was almost as crowded.

Santa Barbara, CA
  Jun 21, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
"Blue team - GO!"


Mountain climber
Author's Reply  Jun 22, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Yup, that's a marmot on route near the bottom...
Rick A

Boulder, Colorado
  Jun 22, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Still a great place to be, crowds or not.
Thanks for the TR.
Rocky IV

Social climber
  Jun 22, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
I soloed past 29 people a couple weeks back. Hardly anyone was on matthes though!
Stewart Johnson

Gym climber
top lake
  Jun 22, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Please don't climb here anymore
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 22, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
That marmot climbs as well as I do ;)
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
  Jun 22, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Climb it at night under the full moon. It's awesome.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  Jun 22, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Rad awesomeness!

Seriously, pretty good GoPro footage there and good editing. Thanks for sharing the trip.

Trad climber
  Jun 23, 2013 - 12:43am PT
The only civilized way to climb this peak anymore is to show up at dawn and solo it. Even the marmots have lost their manners.
Cathedral Peak - Southeast Buttress 5.6 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
One of the finest routes in Tuolumne Meadows.
Photo: Greg Barnes