Higher Cathedral Spire Rock Climbing
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Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions.
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
This spire offers climbing up to Grade V big wall.
Higher Spire was first climbed in April 1934, by Jules Eichorn, Bestor Robinson and Dick Leonard.
Chuck Wilts and Spencer Austin freed the route in 1944.
Descend by rappel.
Depending where you are on the Spire it may be shady and cold or sunny and warm. From the top of the spire you'll get some of the best views of El Cap in the Valley and a secluded summit from tourists.
Upper Cathedral Spire is approached by going right and up the "Spires Gully", west of the formation, which is the same approach for Braille Book and Upper Cathedral Rock.
Approach time is ~30-60 minutes depending on route and how much you pack.
Classic Climbing Routes at Higher Cathedral Spire
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