Climbing California's High Sierra
This enjoyable traverse can provide a welcome respite from the unnerving, runout climbs commonly found on the domes of Tuolumne Meadows. The traverse is a peakbagger’s dream as well, with the possibility of climbing as many as 15 summits in one long day: Unicorn Peak, the Cockscomb, Matthes Crest, Echo Ridge, the nine Echo Peaks, Cathedral Peak, and Eichorn Pinnacle. The Matthes Crest, Echo Peak #9, the Southeast Buttress of Cathedral Peak, and Eichorn Pinnacle all involve exposed Class 5 climbing. The other peaks generally feature fourth class routes.