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The Cathedral  

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 37.10116, -113.89875 View Map  Incorrect?
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View from the corral looking over Mesquite?


The Cathedral Cave and the Wailing Wall are north facing limestone cliffs. Best seasons are fall and spring. Early summer can be OK depending on temps. Nice and secluded with a great view of the Beaver Dam mountains. An increase in popularity due to climbing mags and spray. There are still plenty of days that you will not see another soul.

Getting There 

Approximately a 45 minute drive out of St. George. Take highway 91 from St.George through Santa Clara (old highway to Vegas). Head towards Littlefield, AZ. Turnoff is on the right after a limestone outcropping on the left, and a sign to the Big Cottonwood game ranch. Take this dirt road to the Welcome Springs turnoff. Turn right, and head up until you get to a coral. Park and start hiking up the road that follows the stream. Take left at the fork, still following the stream. About a 35-45 minute approach with the last 10 minutes steep uphill to the cave. (you cannot see the cave until you are at the base of it).

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cathedral:
Pagan Rituals   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Worshipping The Limestone Gods   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Speaking In Tongues   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 65'   
Raising Cain   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   
Natural Born Drillers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Spaceshuttle to Kolob   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   
Spring Loaded   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 90'   
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Falling off of a great climb.  Photo By: Matt Schw...

Spaceshuttle to Kolob 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  UT : Saint George : ... : The Cathedral
Starts up an easy slab to some harder than it looks moves, clip a double long draw, then stand up and clip another off of a left hand side pull and then climb back down into the pod and rest up. Moving back out of the pod make a big right hand move followed by a heel-hand match to an undercling, from here you gain a big jug hueco and clip another short draw. Rest here again, the crux cometh: large dyno to a left hand pocket followed by a handful of moderately hard moves gains the finish jug of t...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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