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Cathedral Peak, Yosemite National Park | by SteveD.
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Cathedral Peak, Yosemite National Park

Past week-end was pretty quiet in the high country of Yosemite. We had Cathedral Lake all to ourselves. Hiked in late hoping for the classic sunset shot from this perch, but overcast skies to the west didn't cooperate, so this is the best I could get.

 

I scrambled the top of Cathedral Peak (elev. 10,912') a few years ago; the summit block is about the size of a refrigerator. I think John Muir gets first ascent credit. Sub-peak to the left is Eichorn Pinnacle, not summited until 1931. There were a couple climbers hanging on the class 5.4 route below the top, yelling to each other in the dark as we passed by. I dunno, maybe they're still there.

 

Cheers y'all

Steve

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Taken on September 21, 2012