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Cathedral Route, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 8,129 ft
GPS: 36.255, -115.649 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kristine Hoffman on Jan 24, 2014
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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.
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Getting There

Park just before the Charleston Lodge at the end of S.R. 157, in the Cathedral Rock parking area. From the parking lot walk up the stairs and take the trail leading off right. Be sure to watch the path for the point where an old water pipe angles left up the hillside (next to a couple felled trees. Follow this up the hill until it comes to an obvious talus slope that continues to the right side of the face at the top. Traverse left along the bottom of the wall until you reach what seems to be an impassable section of 4th/5th class scrambling down a 70 ft staircase. Don't go down! At this point look up to the headwall to your right and you will notice a large (about 6 ft) ledge 60ft up the wall with two small tree/bushes and a set of stainless chains hanging slightly behind them. This can take a few moments to locate... You will need to scramble up to the ledge via the slanted slope/straircase at the base of the wall to the starting anchors.

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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
The Cathedral Route
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The Cathedral Route 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
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North Las Vegas
Rprops   North Las Vegas
Idiot proof approach beta:
Park at the smaller, lower lot for Cathedral Peak. Take the trail out the end of the lot, and follow it rightward.

3 minutes in you will take the left fork, toward Little Falls. Walk most of the way to the falls, until the cliff on your left meets up with your trail. Walk up to the cliff, and begin walking climbers left.

Eventually you will pass Walden, then Weakness Wall, and eventually find the Cathedral Route. Total approach time 20-25 minutes. Minimal scrambling, besides traversing 3 scree chutes, and no bushwacking. Aug 23, 2017

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