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Cathedral Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 36.2555, -115.6491 View Map  Incorrect?
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Cathedral Rock is the prominent cliff next to the Mt. Charleston Lodge in Kyle Canyon. There is a 40 minute hike up the side of the rock, making it one of the most summitted formations on the mountain. There is one route on Cathedral Rock called the Cathedral Route, which is a bolted three-pitch line that reaches the top.

Getting There 

Park just before the Charleston Lodge at the end of S.R. 157, in the Cathedral Rock parking area. Be sure not to park along the streets as I received a $120 ticket for doing so even though the nearest sign instructing people not to do so was 100 feet away! From the parking lot walk up the stairs and take the trail leading off to the left for the hiking trail or to the right to go to the headwall.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Charleston area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Cathedral Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cathedral Rock:
The Cathedral Route   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   The Cathedral Route Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sitting on the large ledge at the start of the rou...

The Cathedral Route 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NV : Mount Charleston : ... : The Cathedral Route Wall
The crux of this route is encountered on the first pitch, and consists of a tricky sequence of moves as you move onto and off of the arete at the bottom. This is followed by a series of small edge crimps on lower angled black rock. There is another crux right below the first set of anchors.Pitch 1: 8 bolts to LO (5.11c)- Follow the bolts through an initial loose section to an arete that leads to lower angled rock full of thin black ledges. Climb this slab to a corner with no more bolts in sight ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By meo
Jul 3, 2008
An excellent 3 pitch route!
Sustained at the grade. It never stops coming at you especially the 3rd pitch. The route kicked my ass:( Need to get revenge on this one.
Kudos to my RopeGun (Elisabeth)She got it onsite and clean.
A lot of ROCK FALL from the top. (could be from hikers)But
the line seems to be out of the way of the fall line.
Don't forget your helmet.

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