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Hike Overview


(4 DAYS)
Difficulty: hike-difficulty-3
The Cathedral peak circuit hike is a 4 day hike via Windy gap into Organ Pipes Pass where we sleep below Cleft peak. Please click here to see when we are doing this hike again. Usually we camp at Didima the night before so we can get an early start hiking up the mountain. We leave the car park below Cathedral peak hotel and pop in for tea at Doreen falls. After nice tea we go up a bit of a hill past Ribbon falls for lunch at a small stream while looking up at Cleft peak. While having lunch we can look all over at the mountains towering above us. Cathedral peak is on one side and Cathkin on the other. Doesn't get better than this.

The afternoon is spent walking up the steep Windy gap to join Organ pipes pass.

Here we camp with a view looking straight on to Cleft peak. The next day we walk over Cleft peak for unbelievable views. We can really see for miles. Then it is a walk along the escarpment past the Elephant and the Cockade to camp next to a beautiful stream above Mlambonja pass. We also have an option of sleeping in Twins cave. The next day is a bit longer along the Bell traverse which is a bit exposed but as a result well worth the effort when you see the views. We have lunch at the base of Cathedral Peak and most of all the possibility of climbing the famous peak. If the Bell traverse is not an option we descend via Mlambonja pass. After climbing Cathedral peak we walk down the valley to camp below. Here we  look back up to where we just came from. The last day is is about 3 hours into the foothills to finish at Cathedral peak hotel.