Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face


Basic Alpine Climb - Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face

This is a 2 day climb combining Cathedral Rock with the Lynch Glacier approach to Mt Daniel. Priority is given to Tom Nim's SIG students.

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  • Sat, Jun 18, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,200 ft

We will meet up at the Cathedral Rock Trail Head at 8am.  Earlier meet-ups will be discussed in email chain roughly a week before the climb.

This is a 2 day climb that will include Cathedral Rock as well as Mt Daniel.  The plan will be to establish camp early on the first day of the climb at Peggy's Pond.  The rest of the afternoon will be spent climbing Cathedral Rock right outside of camp.  On Sunday, we will navigate to Pea Soup Lake where we will start the climb up the Lynch Glacier to summit Mt Daniel.  We will scramble back to camp following the summit and pack up and head back to the cars.


Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Overnight gear
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