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Island In The Sky  

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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

38 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Thousand Pints of Lite   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 180'   Sand Dunes
Twist and Shout   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sand Dunes
Pygmy Alien   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 230'   Circus Wall
Handful of Crack, Fistful of Pockets   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   Indian Wall
Stepping Out   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Sand Dunes
Cloudwalker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Circus Wall
Raindance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Indian Wall
What's New Pussycat?   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Sand Dunes
Roar of the Greasepaint   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Circus Wall
Illegal Alien   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Circus Wall
Gratitude   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Sand Dunes
Living On The Edge   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Aftershock Wall
Pierced Ear   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   Indian Wall
The Doghouse Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   The Doghouse
Aftershock   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   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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MeatyBone 12b

Meaty Bone 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  UT : Saint George : ... : The Doghouse
The face starts out steep with big pockets and edges, then gradually moves to vertical with ever shrinking holds. The final moves are the crux and like all the sandstone topouts in the area, the holds may have gotten smaller over the years. You wouldn't want to climb this one after it rains because those holds would be particularly vulnerable.This is a fun climb, definitely worth doing. Not as steep as Dogma, and requires the ability to stand up....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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