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Lower Cathedral Spire

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As viewed from the north, this spire is on the left.
It was first ascended in August 1934, by Richard Leonard, Jules Eichorn and Bestor Robinson.
Descend by rappel.

Getting There 

Follow the Spires Gully approach.

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Cathedral Spire:
Northeast Face   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
Regular Route   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
South by Southwest   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
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Unknown climber on the 10d finger crack of South by Southwest.

South by Southwest 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lower Cathedral Spire
The climb shares the first two pitches (5.6, 5.4) with Regular Route. P3: Then instead going right on the Main Ledge, continue straight up a shallow corner, pass some pins (5.9), pass a bulge (10d) to a baley before right facing corner. P4. Climb straight up the corner to a roof, traverse under the roof, and over to a stance (11a), then a bit higher to a good stance (5.8). P5: a 5.9 pitch leads to the top. There is also a 10a variation if you break left at the very top. Enjoy the view of the va...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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