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Cathedral Mountain
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Cathedral Mountain, east aspect
Highest point
Elevation 6,930 ft (2,110 m)
Prominence 210 ft (64 m)
Isolation 0.25 mi (0.40 km)
Parent peak Mount Majestic (6,956 ft)
Geography
Cathedral Mountain is located in Utah
Cathedral Mountain
Cathedral Mountain
Location in Utah
Cathedral Mountain is located in the United States
Cathedral Mountain
Cathedral Mountain
Location in the United States
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Temple of Sinawava
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Climbing
First ascent 1931
Easiest route class 4 scrambling

Cathedral Mountain is a 6,930-foot (2,110 m) elevation Navajo Sandstone summit located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States. Cathedral Mountain is situated at the north end of Zion Canyon, towering 2,500-feet (760 meters) above the canyon floor and the North Fork of the Virgin River which drains precipitation runoff from this mountain. Cathedral is the nearest higher neighbor to Angels Landing, with 0.7 mile (1 km) of separation, and the Angels Landing Trail traverses Refrigerator Canyon between them. Other neighbors include The Great White Throne, Observation Point, The Organ, Lady Mountain, Cable Mountain, and parent Mount Majestic. This feature's descriptive name was applied by Stephen S. Johnson in 1922, and officially adopted in 1934 by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. The Spearhead, elevation 5,804-ft, is the southernmost tip of this mountain, and is prominently featured from Zion Lodge. The first ascent of Cathedral was made by Walter Becker, Fritz Becker, and Rudolph Weidner on August 31, 1931.

Climate

Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Cathedral Mountain. According to the Köppen climate classification system, it is located in a Cold semi-arid climate zone, which is defined by the coldest month having an average mean temperature below 32 °F (0 °C), and at least 50% of the total annual precipitation being received during the spring and summer. This desert climate receives less than 10 inches (250 millimeters) of annual rainfall, and snowfall is generally light during the winter.

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