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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cathedral:
Devil Tree 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch
Aftershock 5.10c Trad, 30 feet
Skinny Len Crimps 5.11a Sport, 70 feet
Oracle 5.11a Trad, 75 feet
Swamp Cooler 5.12a Trad, 50 feet
Karmic Trace 5.12 Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Son of Slab 5.12b/c Sport, 1 pitch, 30 feet
Featured Route For The Cathedral
Aftershock 5.10c UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Cathedral
Aftershock starts out casual, climbing a steep, blocky ramp. Encounter a ledge and find some protection. Prepare yourself here for the next series of very committing moves. -Turning back will be difficult- Proceed with caution up and right through flakes and crimps, moving and stemming carefully through the crux. Stay tight and watch those feet; clip a piton and jam to more secure ground. Follow the crack around the face and locate the anchors.*Aftershock originally h...[more] Browse More Classics in UT