Photo: Looking southwest to Cathedral Crags at sunset from the Trans-Canada Highway near the Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint
- 3073 m (10,083ft)
- 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.