Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.005, -116.058 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 19, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

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

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
 113
Nectar
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
Powder Puff Keg Stand
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 303
Dolphin
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Crack B
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 79
Dead Bees
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 69
Grounder
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 109
Crack 5
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 82
Rites of Spring
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 609
Bird of Fire
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
Crack 6
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Moubit
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Naked and Afraid
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 8
Young Fire
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 27
Wedlock
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Young Guns
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nectar Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 113
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Powder Puff Keg Stand Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Dolphin Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 303
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crack B Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Righ…
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dead Bees Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 79
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Grounder Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Crack 5 Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 109
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rites of Spring Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 82
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bird of Fire Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 609
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Crack 6 Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Left…
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Moubit Isles Corridor > Isles Corridor - Righ…
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Naked and Afraid Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 18
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Young Fire Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Wedlock Hidden Corridor
 27
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Young Guns Isles in the Sky (Nor…
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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