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Routes in Sonar Wall

Artemis S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Audacity S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Audiophile S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bat Boy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Blackfish S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
By Air and By Sea S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chaotic Canine S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Click and Clack S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Countermeasures S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Disaster Dog S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Echo Location S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Good Vibration S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Heidi's Howl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Red October S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Silent Steel S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sonar S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Spider Senses S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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 Trail. Just before arriving at the second bench, look for a concealed climbers' trail off left behind an aspen. Follow this 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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Click and Clack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Heidi's Howl
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
By Air and By Sea
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Disaster Dog
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Bat Boy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Echo Location
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Click and Clack
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Heidi's Howl
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
By Air and By Sea
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Disaster Dog
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Bat Boy
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Echo Location
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Weston L
Summerlin, NV
Weston L   Summerlin, NV
This is a truly wonderful cliff that is destined for popularity. Great routes in a cool setting across a spectrum of grades. Great work, Mike!! Sep 24, 2017
^+1 on all attributes! Great position/view, good lines, gorgeous wall and a cruiser hike. Great work Mr. Kimm! Sep 24, 2017
Nick T  
Brilliant Crag. Thought provoking, solid climbs at all grades. Sep 24, 2017
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
One of the very few cliffs at Charleston I've ever been stoked to go back to- a great escape from the Roost/Hood, especially for those who are touching the 5.12 grade, but not ready to throw themselves at 5.13s all summer. Sep 25, 2017
Michael Kimm
Las Vegas, NV
Michael Kimm   Las Vegas, NV
If I'd never bolted anything else around Las Vegas, I'd still be proud of my contribution with only this crag.
There's nowhere on Charleston I'd rather be than at this wall, even if I wasn't climbing. And the climbing is superb: the chert is bomber and technical with great friction and excellent moves at the grades. The run of 12s in the middle of the wall are some of the most varied and interesting lines I've ever touched. And the crown jewel, Red October, is the absolute pride of my sport climbing ascents. I still have dreams about that thing, and wake up happy!
I really hope that after I leave other developers come behind me and give the rest of Echo the attention it deserves. There are so many incredible lines to explore! Feb 17, 2018
Awesome work guys, this crag is amazing! cant wait to come back Apr 3, 2018

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