Ascent of Cathedral Peak on 2013-09-09

Climber: James Haugen

Others in Party:Brian Haugen
Date:Monday, September 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cathedral Peak
    Elevation:10911 ft / 3325 m

Ascent Trip Report

Technical Rock Climb. Hiked from the Cathedral Lakes trailhead of the John Muir Trail. Climbed the regular route on the Southeast Buttress (5.6, 700'). Stuck in dark at the top of the 4th pitch. Set up a bivouac for the night using rocks and a small plastic rain poncho for wind protection.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Grade/Class:5.6,. Grade II
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Smoke during day, clear at night, 10-20mph wind from north. Cold.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Start Trailhead:10211 ft / 3112 m
    Time:22 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 59 Minutes

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