Cathedral Rock Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Middle face from right
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.
Immediately east of the highway, this crag is impossible to miss.
Climbing Season For the Pecos River Canyon area.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cathedral Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cathedral Rock:
Easy Air 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ooze Move 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
MoFo 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Cathedral Rock
From the parking area just up the road 50 yds
BETA PHOTO: Cathedral Rock from the parking lot.
By C Brann
Apr 17, 2014
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.