Elevation: 8,127 ft
GPS: 36.255, -115.649 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kristine Hoffman on Jan 24, 2014 · Updates
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.
This crag is a narrow ledge, perched 70 feet in the air and reached by an easy scramble.  Belay bolts are present for each route, the permanent stick clip should be used on every route, and you should rap off the ledge at the end of the day. At least one person has been seriously injured down scrambling the approach. 
The Cathedral Route is a bolted three-pitch line that reaches the top, and is probably still the best route here.

Getting There

Park at the smaller Cathedral lot. Walk out the end of the lot toward the woods, getting onto the Echo Trail.
*Turn right.
*Walk 3 minutes, staying straight at the intersection toward Little Falls.
*Soon after the brown sign, just before large cut logs, turn left.
Walk between 2 parallel trees amongst burned timber.
Follow cairns and trail to a wall.
*Turn left
Traverse left (10-15 minutes).

Landmarks from here to the Church Pew:
Walden-
Under huge log-
Across a scree chute-
Down a scree chute-
Weakness Wall-
Up final small scree chute.
Ledge is up and right at the dead end. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Church Pew

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Traditional Temptation
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
 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
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Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Traditional Temptation
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Sweaty Psalms
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Walk on Water
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
Communion Wafer
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Cathedral Route
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 3 pitches
RU4-GSUS
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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