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Elevation: 4,137 ft 1,261 m
GPS: 33.9491, -116.07497
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The Virgin Islands, despite it's ease of accessibilty, remains one of the quieter and less frequented climbing areas in the Park. The crowds are fewer here and the solitude, especially away from the road, is quite noticable. 

The first documented climbing was done here in the early 1980's by the ubiquitous Tony Yaniro and Vaino Kodas who climbed the bulk of the best crack lines. Since then a number of quality crack and face climbs have been done with limited development continuing to this day.

Getting There Suggest change

The Virgin Isles are reached by drving down the Geology Tour Road about 4.2 miles and parking in any of several pullouts along the side of the road.

 The formations are easily visible from the road and hiking times vary from 5-20+ minutes with some scrambling typical.

  •  Take care if driving a 2WD vehicle to park pointing downhill. Should you get stuck you can continue driving further down the road to a turnabout at Squaw Tank (1.1 miles down the road) which has a large area suitable for turning around.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Virgin Islands Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 89
Thumbs Down Left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Lechlinski Cracks
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
On Cider
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 171
Light Sabre
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 82
Perpetual Motion
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 82
Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 16
Waugh Crack
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 8
Centurion
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Hot Lava
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Walking on the Moon
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thumbs Down Left Star Wars Rock
 89
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Lechlinski Cracks Lechlinski Crack Form…
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
On Cider Little Europe
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Light Sabre Star Wars Rock
 171
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Between a Rock and a Hard P… Star Wars Rock
 47
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Perpetual Motion Perpetual Motion Wall
 82
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Cedric's Deep Sea Fish Market Star Wars Rock
 82
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Waugh Crack Lechlinski Crack Form…
 16
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Centurion Diamond Clump > Centurion
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Hot Lava Volcano Boulder
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Walking on the Moon Star Wars Rock
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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