The summit pinnacles
of Cathedral Peak (10,940') in Yosemite National Park may intimidate
the novice hiker and climber. John Muir climbed the peak solo
in the 1860's, then setting the standard for American mountaineering.
A rope, hardware, and the skills to use them comes in handy for
the final, short, exposed traverse to gain the topmost point.
Photo taken July 16, 1983 by Petesthousandpeaks.