The Cathedral Rock Climbing
The Cathedral Cave and the Wailing Wall are north facing limestone cliffs. Best seasons are fall and spring. Early summer can be OK depending on temps. Nice and secluded with a great view of the Beaver Dam mountains. An increase in popularity due to climbing mags and spray. There are still plenty of days that you will not see another soul.
Approximately a 45 minute drive out of St. George. Take highway 91 from St.George through Santa Clara (old highway to Vegas). Head towards Littlefield, AZ. Turnoff is on the right after a limestone outcropping on the left, and a sign to the Big Cottonwood game ranch. Take this dirt road to the Welcome Springs turnoff. Turn right, and head up until you get to a coral. Park and start hiking up the road that follows the stream. Take left at the fork, still following the stream. About a 35-45 minute approach with the last 10 minutes steep uphill to the cave. (you cannot see the cave until you are at the base of it).
Weather station 7.1 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Cathedral
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Cathedral:
Featured Route For The Cathedral
Golden 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b Utah
: Saint George
: ... : The Cathedral
The original Golden is an extension of Space Shuttle to Kolob, moving out and left from the pod where Space Shuttle finishes and continuing up for 70' more of solid climbing. Todd Perkins, responsible for much of the route development at Welcome Springs, left this as an open project which Chris Sharma first completed....[more] Browse More Classics in Utah