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Elevation: 4,200 ft 1,280 m
GPS: 34.0045, -116.0584
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 19, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest
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Isles In The Sky is the foreboding-looking formation southwest of the Split Rocks parking area. The slightly overhanging Bird Of Fire (5.10a) is the prime line here.

Northeast exposure makes this a good choice for late afternoon climbing on hot days.

Getting There Suggest change

From the Split Rocks parking area, hike SW along trail for approximately 3/4 mile. The Isles in the Sky formation is the largest of the formations and lies west of Rubicon. Some 3rd/4th class scrambling is involved in getting to the large ledge at the base of the routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Isles in the Sky

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 153
Nectar
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
Powder Puff Keg Stand
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 377
Dolphin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 97
Dead Bees
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 80
Grounder
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 126
Crack 5
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 103
Rites of Spring
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 761
Bird of Fire
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 76
Crack 6
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Moubit
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Naked and Afraid
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 29
Wedlock
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 9
Young Fire
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Young Guns
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nectar Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 153
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Powder Puff Keg Stand Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Dolphin Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 377
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dead Bees Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Grounder Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 80
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Crack 5 Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 126
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rites of Spring Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 103
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bird of Fire Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 761
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Crack 6 Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 76
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Moubit Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Righ…
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Naked and Afraid Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 26
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Wedlock Hidden Corridor
 29
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Young Fire Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Young Guns Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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