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Cathedral Peak

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Cathedral Peak Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,601'
Location: 48.99027, -120.18882 View Map  Incorrect?
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Upper Cathedral Lake in early August looking East ...


The 'Jewel of the Pasaytens' - Cathedral Peak offers some great alpine climbing (see Beckey guide Vol. 3 for complete route descriptions). There are several well established lines on the imposing 1000' South face of Cathedral, as well as the smaller "Monk", but there is potential for many more as well as on the SE face of "The Pope" (small peak further north along the NE Ridge).

Getting There 

Approach along the boundary Trail from the East from Iron Gate (22 miles to Cathedral Pass), from the SE up the Chewuch River Trail (20 miles to Cathedral Pass), or from the SW up the Andrews Creek Trail (18 miles to Upper Cathedral Lake)

Climbing Season

For the Okanogan area.

Weather station 14.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Cathedral Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Route Overlay SE Buttress.

SE Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WA : Okanogan : ... : Cathedral Peak
SE Buttress 5.9 **** III (9-10 pitches)A fine crack climb, following the ridge behind "The Monk" (semi-detatched feature on the lower right side of the South face). The 1st pitch crux (headwall) can be bypassed by using the crack on the left (5.8)....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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Rock Climbing Photo: SW Face of Cathedral Pk. (and "The Monk"...
SW Face of Cathedral Pk. (and "The Monk"...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cathedral Peak in early August from near Apex Pass...
Cathedral Peak in early August from near Apex Pass...

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