Cathedral Crags
3073m (10083ft.)

Located in the Cataract Brook Valley 3 km east of Mount Stephen. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 24; 20 Longitude 116; 23; 55, Topo map 82N/08
Can be seen from Highway 1

Named in 1886. Cathedral Crags features isolated pinnacles and steep, colourful cliffs on their northwestern sides that overlook the Kicking Horse River and the Trans-Canada Highway near the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint. Official name. Other names Cathedral Spires

First ascended in 1900 by James Outram, W. Outram, guided by Christian Hasler sr.. Journal reference AJ 35-200; CAJ 14-10.

Photo: Looking southwest to Cathedral Crags at sunset from the Trans-Canada Highway near the Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint
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Photo: Looking southwest with morning light on Cathedral Crags from Highway #1

Cathedral Crags are located to the northwest of the Cathedral Mountain massif. Their magnificent and colourful cliffs loom over the Trans-Canada Highway when seen from the Big Hill west of Kicking Horse Pass in the vicinity of the Spiral Tunnels Viewpoint. They feature a dark gray top and broad white stripe with the lower cliffs being quite reddish. The upper spiral tunnel of the CPR passes through the lower section of the mountain.

Cathedral Mountain was named prior to 1886.

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