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Island In The Sky 


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Description 

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.


38 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',5],['5.8',1],['5.9',7],['5.10',10],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Dip Area
Leopard Skin   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 260'   Sand Dunes
Twist and Shout   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sand Dunes
Thousand Pints of Lite   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 180'   Sand Dunes
Pygmy Alien   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 230'   Circus Wall
Stranger Than Friction   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sand Dunes
Handful of Crack, Fistful of Pockets   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   Indian Wall
Stepping Out   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Sand Dunes
Cloudwalker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Circus Wall
Raindance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Indian Wall
Roar of the Greasepaint   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Circus Wall
Illegal Alien   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Circus Wall
Gratitude   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Sand Dunes
Living On The Edge   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Aftershock Wall
Pierced Ear   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   Indian Wall
The Doghouse Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 55'   The Doghouse
Aftershock   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Aftershock Wall
The Richness of It All   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   War Zone
Dogma   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 35'   The Doghouse
Meaty Bone   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Doghouse
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Ending pitch 1. Photo Keith Beisner

Roar of the Greasepaint 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  UT : Saint George : ... : Circus Wall
This route might be the best route on the "Circus Wall" section of the Island In the Sky, and at the very least makes a great warm-up for the longer routes on Aftershock Wall. The route is 2 pitches, but is easily lead as a single 50 M pitch. Approach Circus Wall via the Pioneer Names Trail and stop at the slab at the base of the names cave. P1: (30M, 5.10b) "Roar Of the Greasepaint" scrambles up into the Names cave and then moves out it's top left edge (5.6, S) to clip a single pin before pull...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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