Elevation: 8,525 ft
GPS: 36.255, -115.65 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matt McMurray on Sep 12, 2006
Admins: Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details

Description

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cathedral Rock

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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Weakness Unknown
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 12
Hunchback
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
The Life I Imagined
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
No Rest for the Weak'ed
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Several More Lives to Live
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
The Belltower
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Traditional Temptation
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
I am the Breeze
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Bonshō
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Sweaty Psalms
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Walk on Water
Sport 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
What is Your Weakness?
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Communion Wafer
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
The Cathedral Route
Sport 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
RU4-GSUS
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Weakness Unknown Weakness Wall
 9
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hunchback Belltower
 12
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
The Life I Imagined Walden
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
No Rest for the Weak'ed Weakness Wall
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Several More Lives to Live Walden
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Belltower Belltower
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Traditional Temptation Church Pew
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
I am the Breeze Walden
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bonshō Belltower
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sweaty Psalms Church Pew
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Walk on Water Church Pew
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
What is Your Weakness? Weakness Wall
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Communion Wafer Church Pew
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Cathedral Route Church Pew
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
RU4-GSUS Church Pew
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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