Higher Cathedral Spire

by Jerry Yesavage, Copyright 1996


These are photos from a climb done in sometime maybe 1972or 1973 up Northwest Face Higher Cathedral Spire in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. For more information suggest 1964 edition of Steve Roper's A Climber's Guide to Yosemite Valley.

Note from November 2010... luckily slides were digitalized a while ago.

View From the Base

The spire is about the size of the Empire State Building.

Chimney of Horrors

Ed Barry leads bomb-bay chimney.

Exposure above the Chminey

Belay from bolts in the middle of the wall. Ed cleaning below.

Are the Pins in Well?

Mark Chapman Jumaring away after spending night on the ledge at the top of the 4th pitch.

Up and Around the Roof

Mark gets a bit higher with a good view back to the ledge.

Excellent Ledge

Ed up in the trees. Spent the night on this ledge and in hammocks.


Ed napping in the morning on the way to the top.

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