Elevation: 3,275 ft
GPS: 37.19, -113.643 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Guy H. on Oct 27, 2004 with updates from Robert Pringle
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

This area is home to a large number of routes from the 5.6 to 5.11b range. A large number of these routes are 2-5 pitches in length. A single 60M rope can be used to descend most routes. The multipitch routes start on the second tier, which is gained by the obvious gully. (4th class).

Here are a few of the best climbs: Clairvoyance 5.11b, Stepping Out 5.9, Leopard Skin 5.7.

Getting There

This area is directly across from the handicap parking for the sand dunes. Park next to the bathrooms in the large parking lot and hike south on the road for 200ft until you are directly across from the gully.

Approach Beta from Bob Pringle:
The excellent and often used Todd Goss climbing guide book directs parties to take the paved bike path to access this climbing area from the large west canyon parking lot. Many visiting climbers are getting confused and have been found wandering about in the Enclosure area. The advice in the book of walking south 100 yards before turning east across a wash to the access the scree slope/gulley is correct but the pavement to walk along is the main road, not the bike path.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sand Dunes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 5
Will's Rush
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 96
Leopard Skin
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Twist and Shout
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Thousand Pints of Lite
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Stepping Out
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
What's New Pussycat?
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Gratitude
Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Clairvoyance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Will's Rush
 5
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Leopard Skin
 96
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Twist and Shout
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Thousand Pints of Lite
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Stepping Out
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
What's New Pussycat?
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Gratitude
 37
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Clairvoyance
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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Hey we were at the Sand Dunes area this week and found a helmet. If you are missing one let me know! Mar 16, 2015
This Patagonia bag was sitting in the scree on the way up to the island wall. Call me if it is yours. I'm still in St. George. 801-319-7237
Mar 12, 2017
Tolin Hessell
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Tolin Hessell   philly
Found a pair of womens pink la sportiva climbing shoes on the approach. Left em in the big sheltered pocket opposite the start of Twist and Shout Nov 8, 2018 · Temporary Report