Description

Cathedral Rock is the main Pecos crag, and offers many of the best routes on excellent rock. This rock faces west-ish, and so is shady in the a.m., and sunny in the p.m.

This crag offers a number of pure trad lines, on mossy slabs and steep, roof-y dihedrals. However, the numerous well-bolted sport climbs are the main attraction here.

Getting There

Immediately east of the highway, this crag is impossible to miss.

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cathedral Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 17
Easy Air
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Ooze Move
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Rejuvenating Facial
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Double Roof Dilemma
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Lesbian Thong Trot
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Li'l Darling
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Bitch Slapped
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
MoFo
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Air
 17
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Sport
Ooze Move
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rejuvenating Facial
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Double Roof Dilemma
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lesbian Thong Trot
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Li'l Darling
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Bitch Slapped
 6
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
MoFo
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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C Brann  
Beautiful rock, but beyond our beginner capabilities. We just started leading recently and many of the bolts are 10 ft apart with ledges or other outcrops below them. We cowardly or correctly (you decide) left some biners behind after three bolts on the two easier routes. I can't wait to come back though, the rock is granite and awesome. Easy to find and plenty of room to belay. Apr 17, 2014