As viewed from the north, this spire is on the left.
Follow the Spires Gully approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Cathedral Spire:
Northeast Face 5.9 Trad, 6 pitches, 800 feet, Grade III
Regular Route 5.9 Trad, 5 pitches, 600 feet, Grade II
South by Southwest 5.11a Trad, 5 pitches, 600 feet
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South by Southwest 5.11a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lower Cathedral Spire
The climb shares the first two pitches (5.6, 5.4) with Regular Route. P3: Then instead going right on the Main Ledge, continue straight up a shallow corner, pass some pins (5.9), pass a bulge (10d) to a baley before right facing corner. P4. Climb straight up the corner to a roof, traverse under the roof, and over to a stance (11a), then a bit higher to a good stance (5.8). P5: a 5.9 pitch leads to the top. There is also a 10a variation if you break left at the very top. Enjoy the view of the va...[more] Browse More Classics in CA