Ascent of Cathedral Rock on 2013-04-14

Climber: Michael Williams

Date:Sunday, April 14, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cathedral Rock
    Elevation:7957 ft / 2425 m

Ascent Trip Report

Not sure of the exact date on this one but we did this hike 2 weeks before going to the Grand Canyon as preparation for it. The roundtrip mileage on this hike was something like 18 or 19 miles. And the accumulated elevation gain was nearly 6,000 feet. We started at the Sabino Canyon parking lot at 7 am and hiked up the Esperero trail. We didn't get back to the vehicle until after 11 pm that night. Without a doubt, this was the longest, hardest hike of my life!! Amazing rock formations way up high. Bring A LOT of water or filter from the streams if there's any running water when you go. This hike would be better split into 2 days.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5107 ft / 1556 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5107 ft / 1556 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:Esperero trail, Cathedral rock trail
    Start Trailhead:Esperero trail / Sabino Canyon  2850 ft / 868 m
Descent Statistics

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