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Island In The Sky Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 37.19325, -113.64508 View Map  Incorrect?
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The largest, most populated area of Snow Canyon, The Island in the Sky hosts eight of the most popular and accessible crags. An actual island of sandstone, this block has the highest concentration of routes which range from 5.5 to 5.12. Primarily west facing, this megaplex is a great place to catch mid to late afternoon sun. Whether you seek sport, trad, sport and trad, all-day adventures or short, quick cragging, the subsections of The Island in the Sky will have a little something for everybody.

Getting There 

The Island in the Sky is most easily found by entering Snow Canyon from its south entrance. After the service booth drive north along highway 8 to the Jenny's Canyon parking lot at mile marker nine. All crags are reached by one of four parking areas starting here and ending at the Pioneer Names access lot. See individual crags for parking directions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

40 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Island In The Sky

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Island In The Sky:
Under The Sleeping Giant   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Dip Area
Leopard Skin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 260'   Sand Dunes
Twist and Shout   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sand Dunes
Thousand Pints of Lite   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 180'   Sand Dunes
Pygmy Alien   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 230'   Circus Wall
Just Desserts   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Circus Wall
Stepping Out   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Sand Dunes
Handful of Crack, Fistful of Pockets   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   Indian Wall
Raindance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Indian Wall
Roar of the Greasepaint   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Circus Wall
Cloudwalker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Circus Wall
Gratitude   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Sand Dunes
Illegal Alien   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Circus Wall
Living On The Edge   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Aftershock Wall
Aftershock   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Aftershock Wall
The Doghouse Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   The Doghouse
Legends Never Die   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Aftershock Wall
The Richness of It All   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   War Zone
Meaty Bone   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Doghouse
Dogma   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 35'   The Doghouse
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Living On The Edge 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  UT : Saint George : ... : Aftershock Wall
This route is a destination climb, and the finest I have done in Snow Canyon. The pitches are each distinctly different in nature, with 3/4 of them each being 2-to-3 star pitches in its own right. The position of the climb is also great, giving a nice view of the area and plenty of exposure.Hike into Aftershock Wall and find the line of chalk and pins/bolts rising up and left on the right hand edge of a massive arch. P1: (5.10a, 30M) Start up this first pitch on some ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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