Cathedral Peak: Climber's Approach

HARD 13 reviews
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Cathedral Peak: Climber's Approach is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Yosemite Valley, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,896 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

running

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

rock climbing
5 months ago

rock climbing
5 months ago

Fun climb but can be very busy. My friend and I hiked/climbed this in July 5, 2019. Lots of people as it was a holiday weekend. It had been a few years since the last time I climbed it, and due to the crowds we took a route the was left of the main route bypassing the chimney pitch the true summit (there was a line of 4 ppl waiting and 3 at the top). The decent wasn’t bad but there was a good amount of snow, which should be completely melted out by now. Enjoy the climb and the views!

hiking
Wed Nov 21 2018

Gorgeous views from the top of Cathedral Peak. The majority of the trail is a steady but not-too-steep uphill until near the top of the peak. At that point some scrambling and climbing was necessary to reach the summit where the view is the best. Only about half our group did that final ascent, and even without the climb at the end the views are well worth the trip.

hiking
4 months ago

rock climbing
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hiking
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hiking
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hiking
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