Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Higher Cathedral Rock

Blind Man's Bluff T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Book of Job T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Braille Book T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crucifix, The T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Generation Gap T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2+
Mary's Tears T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Northeast Buttress T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Perfect Vision T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Remain in Light S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Renaissance Wall T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
Sequel, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Syllable, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Type: Trad, 480 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Rick Sylvester & Sibylle Hechtel 11/71
Page Views: 316 total · 11/month
Shared By: Tricamus on Jun 21, 2016
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

You & This Route

1 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Haven't met anyone that knows this route, let alone someone that has climbed it. It's a gem with some fun/unique moves. Noting that there's a sticker bush growing in the first pitch chimney suggests the lack of traffic.

P1 has a steep section just before a great tunnel-through behind the distinct detached flake. This is the crux and I'm not sure is a part of the 5.8 rating. Belay shortly after flake. P2 starts with a tight squeeze or some nimble face traversing/stemming to avoid the squeeze - PG gear here.


One crack system or ~40' uphill from the Sequel. If you top out in 3-4 pitches you can hike off climber's left. It looks like if you stop after 2 pitches you can possibly rappel Remain in the Light


Single to #6 BD worked well for me.



More About The Syllable