Peak:  Cathedral Peak A (13er)
 Route:  South Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  4thPlaceAtFieldDay
 Date of Info:  07/07/2019
 Date Posted:  07/08/2019

Did the South Ridge route on 7/7/19. This route is in excellent shape right now. The trail has been cleared through the avy debris. There is some snow in the basin above Cathedral Lake prior to reaching the couloir. The couloir is continuous and plenty wide. There is a faint bootpack on the left side of the couloir. After reaching the top of the couloir, the ridge is snow-free to the summit. Did not need snowshoes. Crampons and axe are necessary. Pics to come.

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 Comments or Questions

Snow Conditions
07/08/2019 11:38
How was the snow in the couloir? Punchy or solid?


Snow Conditions
07/08/2019 12:33
It was solid, perfect for kicking steps. Ascended the couloir around 7am. Descended around 9am. It was cloudy yesterday morning, so we spent a little more time on the summit than normal since the snow wasn't getting direct sun.

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