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Seasonal Raptor Closures ***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


Cathedral Mountain is the next peak north of Spearhead and faces east. It offers a couple short routes and makes for a short day.

Getting There 

Park at the Grotto and cross the bridge heading towards Angels Landing at the second drainage follow the cairned climbers trail to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cathedral Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cathedral Mountain:
Coke Explosion   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
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Featured Route For Cathedral Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: The route follows the sun/shade line trending l to...

Coke Explosion 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Zion National Park : Cathedral Mountain
Coke Explosion is a fun route with short cruxes with the last pitch being the only throw away. To get to the 1st pitch make a tricky high step move to get on an easy slab to a big ledge. There is an anchor to make the down easier. Pitch 1: Climb a easy right slanting ramp past a tree to a short crux section 5.9.Pitch 2: Climb a left facing big fingers/tight hands flake above the belay (5.10) making it to a good rest then head toward the short offwidth section to a big finger section to the bel...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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