Cathedral Rocks

Elevation: 5,340 ft
Prominence: 280

Cathedral Rocks. Erik Pohlmann Photo

This peak is not in the book. Erik Pohlmann provided the beta for this peak. 


This peak, named Cathedral Rocks, is located due east of Danskin Peak and west of the South Fork Boise River. The formation contains several imposing towers, the highest of which has over 280 feet of prominence. Despite its impressive dimensions it has been ignored by climbers and peakbaggers. The only ascent recorded was by Erik Pohlmann in 2017. USGS Cathedral Rocks

Cathedral Rocks. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Access

To access the. start of the Cathedral Rocks route use the directions on the Danskin Peak page to reach the saddle between Danskin Peak and Peak 6244 aka “Trail Peak.” From the saddle, follow the old abandoned road shown on the USGS Quad southeast. Erik reports that “This route contains a nice worn single track. It’ll be obvious when you need to leave the road and head east cross-country to your objectives, look for point 5,350′ on the Quad.” Cross over Point 5350 and follow the ridge east to the summit block.

Route from the Danskin Peak Road to Cathedral Rocks.

Route from the Danskin Peak Road to Cathedral Rocks.

The view of Cathedral Rocks from the approach road.

The view of Cathedral Rocks from the approach road. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Southeast Side. Class 4

Erik gained the Cathedral Rocks summit by scrambling up the southeast side of the formation. For the rating Erik reports “I’m guessing a short class 3 or 4, it’s easier than it looks.

Erik's Route climbed this face. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Erik’s Route climbed this face. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking east. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking east. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking north. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking north. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking northeast. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking northeast. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking south. Erik Pohlmann Photo

Cathedral Rocks summit view looking south. Erik Pohlmann Photo

 

Mountain Range: Boise Mountains

Longitude: -115.61789   Latitude: 43.41839

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