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Adventureboy

Pete Doorish, where are you?

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I have fantasizing about Cathedral peak as of late and would like to hear more about the area. Hopefully those of you who read this pathetic attempt to find info will firstly, laugh heartily and then point me in the correct direction.

Must know the quality (splitterness) of cracks, if there is a serious lichen issue, new routing potential blah blAH BLAH. oH YEAH, whats the deal withy the Black Pyramid and the Professor and Comet, from thw east side???

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Why do you need to talk to Doorish to find this shit out? Why do you even need to talk to anyone? Why don't you go and find out yourself? Its called exploration. Its a beautiful area so if you go and don't climb anything new, I'm sure it will be a good experience anyway.

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Pete would probably tell you it sucks and isn't worth the walk in, unless he's already climbed every crack on the whole mtn.

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just trying to do a little research.

Figured it'd probly be a good idea before tromping off all higlety-piglty. Though your kind right, that might be fun.

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naw tyhe becky guide is more about first ascent spray, not very much in the way of good descriptions

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naw tyhe becky guide is more about first ascent spray, not very much in the way of good descriptions

 

Put down the hookah and type with both hands. frown.gif

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naw tyhe becky guide is more about first ascent spray, not very much in the way of good descriptions

 

frame that beyotch. that is f'ing CLASSIC cc.com spray if I've ever seen it.

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Donn Heller and Dave Anderson on Amphitheater Peak 1971. Long hike in. No people seen anywhere. Beautiful setting. Incredible cracks. Lots of lichen.

 

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Nice flattering fotos, both yours and stillcrankin's. Figuring on going in there late summer. I was going to be content with lugging food & booze; now it looks like a rope, a rack, and about 50 CF cards will be needed as well.

 

Stillcrankin: Red Fred has your route on Amphitheater Mtn., not Cathedral proper............were there two?

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MisterMo Sir,

 

My bad!! You're absolutely right. It was Amphitheater that we did so many years ago. My, how our memories fade.

 

(Thank goodness for the edit button!)

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Nice vintage pics, bet it was pretty wild in there in 1971. thumbs_up.gif

 

Yah, it was pretty cool. We didn't see anyone the whole trip. We'd just come from Washington Pass after doing Liberty Crack. The Washington Pass road was under construction and still a dirt road at the time. We had to skirt a gate to get up to the pass. THAT was cool. There wasn't anyone anywhere.

 

I'd love to have gone up there when it was still a trail and you had to hike ten miles to get there. Now THAT would have been wild.

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Went up to the Pasayten about 5 or 6 years ago. Saw some people but no other climbers. The east side Ampatheater should be checked out.

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My wife and I climbed Cathedral Peak on Sept 11, 2001. We climbed the southest buttress and it was one of the best lines I've ever done. On the summit it was a blue-bird day, without a plane in the sky . We spent another night and hiked out on the 12th. I think we were the last people in America to know about the Twin Towers.

 

Despite the association with terrorism, the Pasaytan Wilderness is still one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Southeast Buttress is an amazing route. Every pitch was fun and challenging. We didn't bring any big cams, so we climbed a 10a finger crack just to the right of the 5.9 off-width. The walk off is a no brainer as long as you stay to the left.

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