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Belltower, The 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Church Pew, The 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 7
Walden 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Weakness Wall 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
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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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Fun Facts:
The larger, higher, lot is labeled "Lower Trail Parking" while the smaller, vertically lower, lot is labeled "Upper Trail Parking".
The big lot has flush toilets and sinks. The smaller lot has pit toilets.
Big lot is best for Echo Cliff/Sonar Wall. Smaller lot is best for Belltower, Walden, Weakness Wall, Cathedral Route.

People have recently gotten $185 tickets on the weekend for parking on the driveway when the lot is full. Even though there were 40 cars doing it. If you get put in that position, either go further toward the end of the road and park in the day use area (expensive, but 25 bucks or whatever it is is cheaper than 185) or go all the way back to Echo Trailhead Lot and hike a bit further. Jul 20, 2018

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