A sustained Yosemite classic crack climb (5 pitches of 5.9 Trad) in front of El Cap.

This is a popular route on the imposing Middle Cathedral peak. We showed-up on Friday morning and despite taking a longer and steeper approach by mistake did not encounter any other parties.

Sal led all the pitches as they were above my current pay-grade. Contrary to Fairview Dome which had a single 5.9 pitch with a few awkward moves before easing-up, this route made up “fight for it” the whole way and has a particular awkward/slippery first pitch.

Similarly to the Cathedral climb, there will be a before and after Pillar of Frenzy!

Middle Cathedral is facing El Capitan and let you admire the Noze route all the day

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An otherworldly classic climb in Tuolumne (5.6 Trad).

The Southeast Buttress route is spectacular and popular for a reason. We got great conditions in September and could do the route car to car from 7am to 4pm.

We did a start from the Cathedral Trailhead at 7am..

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