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Yosemite's Middle Cathedral Rock - East Buttress

Situated on the south-side of the Yosemite Valley, looking directly at El Capitan, Middle Cathedral Rock is often overshadowed by the formers' reputation and prominence (speaking of which, check out the Smiley's climb of The Nose on El Cap). The 11 pitch East Buttress on Middle Cathedral Rock is, however, an absolute Yosemite classic. Check out Mark & Janelle Smiley's climb of the East Buttress as part of their mega-project to climb the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

The East Buttress in all its vintage, classic glory The East Buttress in all its vintage, classic glory

The stunning view of El Cap from low on Middle Cathedral Rock The stunning view of El Cap from low on Middle Cathedral Rock
Mark Smiley high up on the East Buttress of Middle Cathedral Rock Mark Smiley high up on the East Buttress of Middle Cathedral Rock

Check out the Smiley's project online at smileyproject.com

More videos and trip reports from the classic climbs to come!

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