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The Cathedral Cave Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Cathedral Cave is a notorious sport climbing area at the base of Cathedral Ledge. While the Cave's reputation for chipped and chossy climbing is probably deserved, it still offers a selection of good sport routes. Only the very twisted would travel to Cathedral Ledge solely to climb in the Cave, but if you find yourself with tired legs from slabbin' on the "real" Cathedral trad routes, and if you want a quick upper-body workout, then the Cave might be worth a look.

All the routes in the cave will stay dry in a light rain. Unfortunately, after extended periods of rain, most routes seep badly.

Getting There 

The Cathedral Cave is located right of the Mordor Wall and left of the Central Wall. A trail, marked with a sign for the Cathedral Cave, heads straight up the hill to the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the *Cathedral Ledge area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Cathedral Cave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cathedral Cave:
Molson's Madness   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Grandmother's Challenge   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   
The Devil Made Me Dog It   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For The Cathedral Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: Molson's Madness back in October 1988. It's the cl...

Molson's Madness 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  New Hampshire : *Cathedral Ledge : The Cathedral Cave
I think the crux is about 3/4 of the way across though it is pretty sustained. Originally done with pins, they were stolen AT LEAST 3 times. Now bolted. Kinda strenno but probably the easiest route in the cave....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Mar 11, 2013
Maybe the worst section on the cliff.. the rock is , that's for sure

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