The Cathedral Cave Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Cave
The Cathedral Cave is a notorious sport climbing area at the base of Cathedral Ledge. While the Cave's reputation for chipped and chossy climbing is probably deserved, it still offers a selection of good sport routes. Only the very twisted would travel to Cathedral Ledge solely to climb in the Cave, but if you find yourself with tired legs from slabbin' on the "real" Cathedral trad routes, and if you want a quick upper-body workout, then the Cave might be worth a look.
All the routes in the cave will stay dry in a light rain. Unfortunately, after extended periods of rain, most routes seep badly.
The Cathedral Cave is located right of the Mordor Wall and left of the Central Wall. A trail, marked with a sign for the Cathedral Cave, heads straight up the hill to the cliff.
Climbing Season For the *Cathedral Ledge area.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Cathedral Cave
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cathedral Cave:
Featured Route For The Cathedral Cave
Sanctuary 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c NH
: *Cathedral Ledge
: The Cathedral Cave
Sanctuary climbs a beautiful hanging feature on the left side of Cathedral Cave. While its neighboring route, The Mercy, holds the distinction of being the most chipped, glued, ugly route in New Hampshire, Sanctuary is strikingly different. The line is well-defined, all of the holds seem natural, and the climbing is athletic without being thuggish. Start by stick clipping the bolt. Slippery, heavily-chalked, slopers lead to the crux: a balancy lock off on a pretty bad crimp. From this point the ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
By john strand
From: southern colo
Mar 11, 2013
Maybe the worst section on the cliff.. the rock is , that's for sure