A long, steep and strenuous day hike with a few sections of exposed scrambling. Only for fit, sure-footed and experienced mountain walkers with a good head for heights.
The “Katedrale” (“Cathedrals” also known as the 2nd and 3rd Ridge Peaks) are the prominent peaks east of the Twins and consist of a series of dramatic summits between 1515 m and 1522 m above sea level. The ridges leading up to these peaks are a rock climbers dream and the peaks themselves may seem inaccessible to the less vertically minded. However, it is possible to reach the spectacular summits of the Katedrale by means of a strenuous hike and with some sections of moderate scrambling. These mountains are seldom visited and offer a real adventure experience with a wild backcountry feel. This is an excursion for fit and experienced mountain walkers who want to escape the crowds and experience the raw beauty of Cape Mountain wilderness.
The Katedral can be reached from Bergriviernek by following a rather complicated route along the ridge towards the Rifberge. This route involves some moderate scrambling and lots of steep terrain. Alternatively, the Katedrale can be reached via the “Slab Route” which threads its way up towards the obvious col between Katedraal I and the Rifberge. A short section of exposed scrambling is required to pass the “Slabs”. The ascent route can be reversed or a traverse of the peaks accomplished using both routes depending on conditions and group preference/ability.
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