Elevation: 8,127 ft
GPS: 36.25166, -115.64725
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Shared By: Michael Kimm on Sep 24, 2017 · Updates
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Access Issue: Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details

Description

A beautiful varied wall that gets shade from mid morning on during the season. Sits on the right side of North Echo at the lowest point of the cliff. Bulletproof rock, incredible chert, smooth blocky roofs, and interesting holds make for some amazing climbing. A fantastic crag for the 5.12 leader, with plenty of moderates as well; it's bound to be a popular place.

Getting There

Approach via the Cathedral Rock Trail. Not long after starting up the trail, there's a fork. To the right, a sign says it's .5 miles to Little Falls. To the left, there is no sign, just some stone steps. Take that path for about 15 minutes. Do not follow the instructions in the Jerry Handren book, which says to look for a wooden bench. You have to continue up the path until you reach a SECOND wooden bench. When you see the second bench, look 10' to your left for a small cluster of fir trees, which conceals the climbers' trail. Follow this for about 5 more minutes to its terminus: you've arrived at Sonar Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sonar Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Chaotic Canine
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
Click and Clack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Heidi's Howl
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 64
Quieter Days
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
By Air and By Sea
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 95
Disaster Dog
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 112
Bat Boy
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 41
Spider Senses
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 90
Audiophile
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 67
Echo Location
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Countermeasures
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 42
Artemis
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 34
Batarang
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 19
Red October
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 20
Gold Run
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chaotic Canine
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Click and Clack
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Heidi's Howl
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Quieter Days
 64
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
By Air and By Sea
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Disaster Dog
 95
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bat Boy
 112
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Spider Senses
 41
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Audiophile
 90
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Echo Location
 67
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Countermeasures
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Artemis
 42
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Batarang
 34
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Red October
 19
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Gold Run
 20
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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