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The Cathedral Cave  


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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



Weather station 2.0 miles from here

6 Total 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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
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The Devil Made Me Dog It 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Cathedral Cave
Middle of the cave there is a protruding block, this is the start of the climb. Look close and you can see bat hook holes from Space Case, as the aid route was known. Climb the block and clip a bolt, make a powerful mantle/rockover move (I clip the second bolt mid mantle) into some good holds. Clip 1 more bolt and set up for the crux reach on good if small holds. One more bolt and commit to the exit onto the block belay. One bolt make the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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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