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Seemingly intimidating from afar, the Southeast Buttress of Cathedral Peak is a beautiful 5 pitch route filled with lovely moderate climbing.

A must do when in Tuolumne, Cathedral Peak can become quite crowded, fortunately the climbing offers many ways to navigate around other parties, at least down low (up high the face narrows, and parties tend to get bottlenecked).


Route History:

There is no known route history.


Located in Cathedral Peak approx:
Lat/Long: 37.847608,-119.406393

Route Grade Citations

5.6 III Community registered grade
Thomas Johnson
5.6 Tuolumne Ultra Classics
5.6 ethan jensen
5.6 Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows
III 5.6 Climbing California's High Sierra, 2nd Edition - The Classic Climbs on Rock and Ice
5.7 anson

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 87%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

incredible super fun fantastic good amazing satisfying great classic awesome easy chimney bad epic traverse

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