Sonjannika*** 6a+
[Sonjannika, Costa Blanca 1st pitch, 3 kb]170m, 6 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A spectacular route with great (and sharp!) rock. With the walk round option on pitch 5, it makes the whole route only 5+. 1) 4+, 40m. Start with an easy pitch traversing diagonally right on a slab. 2) 5, 15m. Climb up to a groove and then left to the belay. 3) 5+, 30m. An S-shaped pitch, ending in a little cave on an exposed pillar. 4) 5, 25m. Exposed! Climb out of the cave with 100m of fresh air below you, then up a pillar. The belay is higher up on a block 3m above a bushy ledge. 5) 6a+, 25m. Climb up a short chimney, then move right onto a slab to get to the top of a big flake. A couple of fingery moves reach the next stance. 5a) 40m. Pitch 5 can be avoided by scrambling round to the left via a short section of fixed rope. 6) 5+, 35m. Climb up right for 5m, then another 15m up a rib to a shallow groove. The block above is climbed on its right-hand side, then traverse horizontally left for 6m, around an edge. Move up to the belay. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A walk-round option is available for pitch 5, reducing the grade to 5+

Photo: Sonjannika, Costa Blanca 1st pitch © brianrunner
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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

derekb - AltLd - 24/Feb/15 with Cookie

derekb - AltLd - 24/Feb/15 with Cookie

fantastic climb. Had to scramble round the 6a+ pitch due to loose boulders making it unsafe.
Lea84 - 2nd - 08/Jan/15 with Kate Ayres, Mark Eddy

Did as part of a link up, Silberruecken, pitch 5 of Sonjannika then Moorhuhn
afrosam - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/15 with Trisha Murphy

Parked at top and walked around to the bottom, which is quite a long way.
adrianj - AltLd - 02/Jan/15 with Tim Gledhill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/15

redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/14 with Debs Climber

Great climb with Mark on a very windy day. Mostly sheltered til the top pitch from northwesterlies. i had to cling on for dear life in between gusts and then sprint for the next bolt. Excellent day out, though.
Heike - AltLd - 28/Dec/14 with Mark Gorin

TraverseKing - Lead - 26/Dec/14

Last 2 pitches to finish other route. Not 6a+.
tmawer - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with chris king

alpinebutterfly - 2nd - 08/Jan/13 with S Guest, M Eddy

Climbed as a three. Used the walk around (fixed rope showing signs of wear) and the 5+ finish. Really lovely route on great rock all the way (Three Stars for sure); an excellent job on the equipping front too. I led last pitch.
BelleVedere - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/13 with Claire Roff, Mark Eddy

Cracking day out, what a great route. Climbed again dec 13 during our next visit. On both occasions it was really hot!
A Mountain Journey - AltLd - Jan/13 with Claire Roff, Susan Guest, Kate

Ralphus - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/12 with Ben Sparkes

Lead Pitches 1,3 & 6. Ralph lead 2,4 & 5 as it was the 6a+. Beautiful climb. Took four hours with a bit of faff on my behalf between pitches 3 & 4. When the logbook says exposed, they meant it!
bsparky - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/12 with Ralph Ranford

inspired route finding up the cliff finding a line through the steepness. expect rope drag at the top !
lithos - Lead - 21/Apr/12 with Pete Bradshaw, julie

Utterly brilliant, the highlight of the week. Carmen led pitches 1, 3, and 6, I led 2 and 4. We took the walking version of 5, but the rest was so continually good that this barely detracted from the overall experience.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/12

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Mar/12 with Judith Neaves

Awesome 3rd pitch! Very exposed!
chriisu - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12

With Moorhuhn Winter Edition finish.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 16/Feb/12 with Mike Tempest

mtempest - AltLd - 16/Feb/12 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

afrosam - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/12

ClimbingWithPassion - 2012

ClimbingWithPassion - 2012

Scrambled round 6a+ pitch using the fixed ropes, making grade 5+ overall
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 25/Dec/11 with Terry Sullivan, Cath Sullivan

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Nov/11

Led 1,2 & 4 inc. cave pitch - wow! Concentration on said pitch wasn't aided by the boatload of bikini-clad Dutch girls floating around below!
stouffer - AltLd - 14/Sep/11

Fab climb, did P1,3,6, loads of rope drag on 6! On 3 use the tat - it's been placed where a bolt would be 'nice'. R did the 6a+ pitch for us all!
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Alex and Rob, Brian

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/11

Excellent route. Nice approach down a protected gully and good sustained climbing, more balancy than steep. The cave stance and exit are great.
brianrunner - AltLd - 01/Mar/11 with martina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/09

Dave Lacey - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/09 with jak.kelly

RockFax supplement has Winter edition wrongly described. That is the orange chimney/groove.
gjd - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/09 with mary stewart, Jim at Craigdhu

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09

Fantastic route on great rock. Awesome cave position and great climb out onto face. Views and setting made it one of the best climbs around
mark4344 - 15/Mar/09 with Michel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/09

auld al - AltLd O/S - Jan/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Steve Waters, Mynydd

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