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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'
Speaking In Tongues 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 65'
Raising Cain 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Sport, 70'
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
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Speaking In Tongues 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b UT : Saint George : ... : The Cathedral
I had heard rumors about this climb for quite a while. As it turns out the legends are true. Limestone fit for the Gods!Although many of the holds are slick from traffic, this route is truly a 5-star sloper workout.Move on easy holds to the large hueco half-way up. Try to rest without slipping out. Make a large move and work through the crux finding knee-bars wherever you can. Rest in the large undercling and then prepare for a tough final move to clip the chains. Old stiff perma-draws make ever...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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