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This is the higher of the two spires. It is to the right of the Lower Spire when viewed from the north.
Follow the Spires Gully approach.
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Regular Route (Higher Cathedral Spire) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
East Corner 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
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Regular Route (Higher Cathedral Spire) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Higher Cathedral Spire
The easiest way up Higher Cathedral Spire. 400' of entertainment take you to the top of a spire with spectacular views. This adventure felt like mountaneering as much as technical climbing with the steep approach, many tree belays, and sometimes loose nature of the rock.As a note there are several variations. I will list as I have climbed it which was great fun. Check the Supertopo guide for a more complete picture. Each pictch listed is about 100'.P1 (5.5) Up a left facing dihedral to a bu...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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