Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face


Basic Alpine Climb - Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face

Cathedral Rock/SW Face

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  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft


This climb is part of a Combo-Climb with a Mt Daniels scramble.  We will take 3 BC students and 6 Scramble students(or BC students needing a Basic Alpine climb) only.  Trip runes Friday thru Sunday.

Ascend the rounded spur via a scramble gully on the right to where it meets the summit formation (6,400). Climb the obvious gully on its upper left side to the left of the S. Buttress, or look for detours to the left. Rockfall hazard in the gully can be serious. One to two pitches up the SW Face leads to the ridge crest. Scramble to the summit but watch for loose rocks.Alternate route: Continue from Cathedral Pass to Peggy's Pond. Ascend to summit gully from ledge above Peggy's Pond. This is generally an easy climb with excellent views. The rockfall hazard, however, is serious. In early season, when the gullies are filled with snow, the rockfall hazard should be lower. Unfortunately, vandalism occurs at the trailhead.


Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face

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