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Areas in Echo Cliffs

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Access Issue: Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details

Description

Soaring to 700+ feet, the multi-faceted Echo Cliffs sit just to the south of Cathedral, giving those hiking the start of the south loop trail a stunning swath of stone to gaze at. There are three quality cliff bands, all facing pretty much north, and all housing potential for amazing new lines.

Getting There

Park in the Cathedral/South Loop parking lots and access from those trails. See wall descriptions for more info.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Echo Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Quieter Days
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Heidi's Howl
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
By Air and By Sea
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
Disaster Dog
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 23
Bat Boy
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Spider Senses
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Audiophile
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Echo Location
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
Countermeasures
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
Silent Steel
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Artemis
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Good Vibration
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Red October
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Sonar
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
Blackfish
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Quieter Days N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Heidi's Howl N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
By Air and By Sea N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Disaster Dog N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bat Boy N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 23
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Spider Senses N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Audiophile N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Echo Location N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Countermeasures N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Silent Steel N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Artemis N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Good Vibration N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Red October N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Sonar N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Blackfish N Echo Cliff > Sonar Wall
 4
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Fun Facts:
The larger, higher, lot is labeled "Lower Trail Parking" while the smaller, vertically lower, lot is labeled "Upper Trail Parking".
The big lot has flush toilets and sinks. The smaller lot has pit toilets.
Big lot is best for Echo Cliff/Sonar Wall. Smaller lot is best for Belltower, Walden, Weakness Wall, Cathedral Route.


Best parking spots for here are nearest the dumpsters, because that's where the trail starts. The other end of the lot requires walking through the woods right past a sign that says "don't walk past this sign into the woods". Let's keep the high ground so we can keep being judgmental about everyone else.

People have recently gotten $185 tickets on the weekend for parking on the driveway when the lot is full. Even though there were 40 cars doing it. If you get put in that position, either go further toward the end of the road and park in the day use area (expensive, but 25 bucks or whatever it is is cheaper than 185) or go all the way back to Echo Canyon Lot and hike a bit further. Jul 20, 2018

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