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The Imagination Wall Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 36.26674, -115.66168 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Imagination Wall is located directly above the Mary Jane Falls trailhead in Kyle Canyon. The blue-gray and yellow wall reaches over 300 feet in some places and the climbing is mostly vertical or just off vertical. The holds are often small water runnels or edges, unlike the pockets at the Hood.

Getting There 

Take S.R. 57 from I-95 all the way past the Mt. Charleston hotel into Kyle Canyon.

Follow this road as it winds up the hill until you encounter a sharp left-turning bend in the road.

Immediately before this bend, turn right off of the road onto Echo Rd. and continue uphill and follow the signs toward the Mary Jane Falls turn-off.

Park on the southeast side of the lot by the old rope tow.

Hike up until the rope tow levels off.

Continue up the wash a short distance until you veer out of the wash toward the right end of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Charleston area.

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Imagination Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Imagination Wall:
Egyptian Sandfish   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Central Slab Area
Learning to Fly   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Left Wall
The Imaginator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 3 pitches, 375'   Central Slab Area
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Imaginator 11c, topo

The Imaginator 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Nevada : Mount Charleston : ... : Central Slab Area
The Imaginator is a consistant and fun outing up the center of the Imagination Wall.Begin at the center of the wall near a fairly tall tree. There are three small, short dihedrals here (maybe 40' tall). The leftmost one has a black roof/bulge extending from it's top off to the left. Begin in the rightmost one.P1: Climb up the dihedral past a few bolts then continue up the face above to a pillar-feature. Bear-hug up this feature past two or three bolts, then through the roof (crux) and belay...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: Imagination Wall in winter 2013/14
Imagination Wall in winter 2013/14

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By Alexander Stathis
From: Athens, GA
Jul 3, 2016
Finding the old rope tow wasn't difficult but it was a bit confusing given the beta. It seems like maybe the parking lots have changed over the years.

If you go all the way to the Mary Jane Falls parking lot, you'll have passed the rope tow; it's nestled in between the Trail Canyon parking lot and the Mary Jane Falls parking lot across from some parallel parking on a dirt road. It's closer to the Trail Canyon parking than it is to the SE corner of the Mary Jane lot. There's a big dirt lot blocked off by a few large boulders with a sign for the old rope tow on it, and the rope tow pylons begin at the SE corner of this dirt lot.

To reach the wall, hike up along the pylons. Many are bent over completely. At the end you'll find a large metal box thing on your left (which was the end of the rope tow?). Keep hiking up the wash, there are a few trails here all of which seemed to go to the same spot more or less. Eventually you'll reach a spot shortly before the end of the cliff. There was a rather large cairn in the middle of the wash marking the spot. From here you'll follow a steep trail with switch backs to the base of the cliff. There was a single bolt (we didn't see any others above it to mark an actual route) on the rock directly in front of us just as we arrived. To the left a bit will be the steep incline as indicated by the guidebook.

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