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The Cathedral

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aftershock T 
Celestial Ascension T 
Devil Tree T 
John Doe 3 T,S 
Karmic Trace T 
Mission Impossible T,TR 
Monogamy S,TR 
Nuptial Vow S,TR 
Oracle T 
Painted Bird T 
Skinny Len Crimps S 
Son of Slab S 
Swamp Cooler T 

The Cathedral Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.61349, -111.77875 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 22, 2004
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A short, cliff that is moments from The Watchtower. The routes range from 5.7 to 5.12c. Very cool summertime climbing, as is most of Ferguson, running water, and lots of hikers and unleashed dogs. There are 3 faces to this cliff. The steep south face, the extremely easy west face, and the varied north face. Lots of fixed gear; however, bring your gear as the routes may require them, AND some of the fixed gear may be clipped as of this writing, and if not some are suspect.

Getting There 

Approach as per The Watchtower, on the main trail. Look up canyon at the end of The Watchtower, and you will see 2 gullys The left (North) gully has water and the main trail. The Cathedral splits these gullies.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Cathedral

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cathedral:
Mission Impossible   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Devil Tree   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Skinny Len Crimps   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 70'   
Swamp Cooler   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Cathedral
Rock Climbing Photo: Wholesome's overlooked gem Karmic Trace

Karmic Trace 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Cathedral
Strenuous moves in a dihedral lead to a knifeblade in a horizontal. Another big move leads to good cracks above. Where the crack kind of runs out, continue straight up the face past gear placements in horizontals. A final mantle onto a slab and a good horizontal crack to set up a gear belay.To descend, and easy scramble right (about 5.4) from the natural anchor will lead you to a set of chains on top of Celestial Ascension. Rappel from there....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: 1)  Skinny Len Crimps  2)  Mission Impossible  3) ...
BETA PHOTO: 1) Skinny Len Crimps 2) Mission Impossible 3) ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber is on Monogamy 5.7, the furthest left rout...
Climber is on Monogamy 5.7, the furthest left rout...
Rock Climbing Photo: NE Cathedral w/o lines
BETA PHOTO: NE Cathedral w/o lines

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