Traverse from South to North 5.7
Trip ReportExtended Cathedral Traverse, minus Cathedral
Inspired by an Ed Hartouni post, I made an attempt at linking up all the Cathedral peaks from Tenaya to Unicorn on Saturday. Ran out of daylight before I could get to Cathedral and Eichorn but all in all, a fantastic day in the mountains, and my biggest solo day ever.
Some of the highlights:
Tenaya quiet in the morning light!
Seeing all the sign-ins from old friends in the Echo Peaks summit registers. Lots of people doing the Cathedral-Matthes-Tenaya link-up these days!
I used Mark Thomas & Steph Abegg's Echo peak sequence from just a few days ago. This was my third trip to the Echo Peaks and I thought this was a pretty solid outline. Thanks for putting it up Mark!
The always outstanding view at the deceptively tame 3rd class of Echo #3, as seen from Echo #4.
Looking back up the gully that accesses the notch between the north and middle summits of Unicorn. I might call this one a questionable downclimb. Would recommend rappelling.
Traversed around the south side of Budd Lake back to the base of Cathedral Peak to catch the trail, due to dim memories of bushwhackiness going around the much shorter route, north of Budd Lake. Longer mileage but easy terrain.
Tenaya Peak->Tressider North Arete-> Tressider South Arete-> Columbia Finger-> full Matthes Crest-> Echo Peaks 5/7/6/0/4/3/2/1/8 (no #9) -> Echo Ridge -> Cockscomb-> Unicorn Peak
Between 18-20 summits, depending on how you count Matthes and the Echos.
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