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Priti

[TR] Pasayten Wilderness - Cathedral and Amphitheater - SE Buttress of Cathedral Peak and Finger of Fatwa on Middle Finger Buttress on Amphitheatre Mountain 08/31/2018

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Trip: Pasayten Wilderness - Cathedral and Amphitheater - SE Buttress of Cathedral Peak and Finger of Fatwa on Middle Finger Buttress on Amphitheatre Mountain

Trip Date: 08/31/2018

Trip Report:

 

Ethan and I climbed the classic SE Buttress (5.10a) on Cathedral Peak on Saturday Sept 1st and The Finger of Fatwa (5.11c) on the Middle Finger Buttress on Amphitheatre Mountain on Sept 2nd. The SE buttress was super enjoyable, following an obvious aesthetic line up the peak, on beautiful, sunny rock. One other party was in front of us, and let us pass at the headwall.

 

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The Finger of Fatwa follows a striking line, up a steep splitter .5” crack and traversing a set of two wild left-pointing roofs. I'm curious who else has climbed it since 2011 when Scott Bennett and Blake Herrington put it up. I don’t think this route gets much attention, judging by the amount of moss. But it should get done more! It’s so cool!

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We didn't get the red-point, but if we cleaned it up a bit, I think it would go next time! 

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Belay under the roof

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Pulling the roof:

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A little bit of bouldering capped the trip!

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The weather was questionable on Saturday, but cleared up around 10am. We hiked out in a light snow on Monday, that cleared up to blistering heat by the time we reached the trailhead.

Saturday sunset:

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Sunday sunset:

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Gear Notes:
Wires, Doubles from tips to #2, single #3, #4

Coffee every damn morning! :brew:

Approach Notes:
8-10 hours approach via Andrew's Creek Trailhead

... From Upper Cathedral lake, a 15-45 minutes approach

Edited by Priti
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