Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face


Basic Rock Climb - Cathedral Rock/Southwest Face

This rock climb is in conjunction with the Mount Daniels Glacier climb during the same time period.

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  • Sun, Jul 11, 2021 — Mon, Jul 12, 2021
  • Olympia Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Basic Alpine
  • Adults
  • Basic Rock Climb, Strenuous 1, Technical 2
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft

details to follow for those on roster.  All inquiries go to Michael Walther.

This is a big 2 day combination glacier climb and rock climb (see also posting of Mount Daniel).  This is also a mentored lead climb for Michael Walther.  

Roster priority given to second year (2020) Olympia Branch students who still need both a glacier AND rock climb to graduate.  Priority also given to Olympia Branch students who are actively enrolled in the 2021 basic climb intensive course.

Leader permission (Michael Walther) required.  Be prepared to offer your recent conditioning trips and confirm your continued practicing of basic climb skills.

Roster to open to other candidates outside of Olympia Branch on June 15.

For leader permission or for other questions, contact Michael Walther at


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
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