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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).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cathedral:
Pagan Rituals 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Worshipping The Limestone Gods 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport, 60'
Sacrilege 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Sport, 45'
Holy Shit 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 50'
Raising Cain 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 70'
Speaking In Tongues 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 65'
Natural Born Drillers 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Spaceshuttle to Kolob 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c Sport
Spring Loaded 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c Sport, 90'
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Spring Loaded 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c UT : Saint George : ... : The Cathedral
An extension of Raising Cain, Spring Loaded tackles the tough and wicked roof straight off the Raising Cain anchor. A hard 12 in itself, linked from the ground this makes a nice and thuggy .13 - Pull hard on the pockets and thin edges, underclings and a few tough pinches. Get psyched, the business starts early. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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