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Routes in The Cathedral

Epiphany, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Golden S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Golden Direct S 5.14b/c 8c+ 34 XI- 34 E9 7b
Holy Shit S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Irrational Exuberance S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Natural Born Drillers S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pagan Rituals S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Raising Cain S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sacrilege S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Solid Gold S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Spaceshuttle to Kolob S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Speaking In Tongues S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Spring Loaded S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Worshipping The Limestone Gods S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Description

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).

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