Photo: Looking southwest to Cathedral Crags at sunset from the Trans-Canada Highway near the Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint
- 3073 m (10083ft)
- First Ascent
- Naming History
- Hiking and Trails
Located in the Cataract Brook Valley 3 km east of Mount Stephen
Major Valley: Kicking Horse
Visible from Highway: 1
Ascent Party: James Outram, W. Outram
Ascent Guide: Christian Hasler sr.
Named for: 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.
Journal Reference: AJ 35-200; CAJ 14-10
Cathedral Crags are located to the northwest of the summit of Cathedral Mountain, near 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.