Correction to Secor, Cathedral Peak

by Steve Eckert
The standard (read "easiest, because Steve doesn't have rock shoes") west face route is pretty well described in Secor's book, but it's not clear that "a point between the summit of Cathedral and its west peak Eichorn Pinnacle" actually means the saddle between them. Further, the route from there could be clarified to say "Traverse from the saddle across NW facing ledges to the highest notch, just south of the summit block." It's second class up to the saddle, third class to the notch, and 15' or less of fourth class. The base of the west face can be approached from Budd Creek or the John Muir Trail because the north shoulder is class 2 up to about 10300'.

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