Catherderal Rock Climbing in the national park Tenerife

Cathedral Rock - Mendez and Guillermo

El Catedral, (the Cathedral in English) is a volcanic plug that stands in Teide National Park in the centre of Tenerife. It offers a variety of traditional multi-pitch climbs that tend to be around 3 or 4 pitches in length to reach that summit via just over 100 meters of climbing. Whilst Tenerife has a lot of incredible climbing the majority of it is single pitch sport routes. El Catedral offers some of the best traditional multi-pitch climbing on the island. The route Via Mendez & Guillermo is not the original route up the face but offers a high quality adventure at grade UIAA V+. Whilst a completely different grading system it sits around VS. There are easier and harder options to the summit if needed. The original route is graded UIAA IV or around VDiff in British grades. The setting of this rock is near the middle of the the island in the national park across the road from where the cable car takes tourists to the summit of El Teide. El Teide is Spain's highest mountain. The area is popular with tourists who, understandably, visit to see the majestic scenery of the area.

Grade VS 4c
Length 115m
Pitches 3
Approach 15min

The Route Topography

This is the route Mendez and Guillermo on Cathedral Rock in Teneriffe, Spain. It represents 115m of Granite rock climbing, usually over 3 pitches, of a max grade of VS 4c. Clicking the image will load the full screen high resolution Mendez and Guillermo climb topo.

Original Image: Николай Максимович

Approach & Descent Information

Approach: There is limited parking at Parador del Teide which is a short walk away. Alternatively, there are coach services up to here in the national park. The Cathedral rock climbing is south West past Roques de García.

Descent: The Decent requires 2 two abseils. Once from the top of the route, the other off to the side which can be tricky to find. See route topo above.

See Cathedral Rock on the climb map Open climb location in Google Maps

Weather & Local Conditions

Seasonal Weather Information

Note that some weather stations are close or even on the mountain, others are in nearby towns. Plan accordingly!

Estimated Rainy Days Per Month

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The graph shows the estimated average number of rainy days in the month that had more than 1mm rainfall or snow:

Estimated Temperature Per Month

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Estimated average high and low temperature in degrees Celsius for the given month.

References & additional links

The following links will take you to external websites specifically related to this climb: Mendez and Guillermo on Cathedral Rock.
Note: They contained relevant information at the time of publishing.

Climb Info: UKC Page, including other pictures

Climb Info: Good Local trad in the area including this route

Video: Climbing in Tenerife 2023 including La Cathedral

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