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Sharon Conglomerate Sandstone..

There are a couple ways to get to the top of the island to set up top ropes. The easiest is soloing Island Access, 5.3. The crux is at the top and is a bit scary. There is a old bolt towards the top that protects the top moves; the quality of the bolt is unknown. It can be wet for several days/weeks after a rain.
A dryer but harder alternative is soloing the start of Double O and then traversing right at the top, avoiding the overhang. The crux is pulling the first bulge (5.9+); once you stand up over the bulge, it is much easier. Not done nearly as ofter as Island Access.

Routes are listed in order (from left to right) starting with The Arete and going around the island to Island Access.

The Downside of the Island or The Sandbox Area has many quality boulder problems. Only a few were listed here.

There is a tree that sets back about 3’ at the top of The Arete with a chain around it. Use this to rappel off the Island.

Getting There

Locate The Crack (see Main Wall). Face The Crack. Turn 180 degrees and look straight ahead. The large rock about 50’ in front of you is the Island.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Island

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 6
Sandbox Arete
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 4
The Orgator
Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Double O
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
The Arete
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Dunes
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Chinese Eyes
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sandbox Arete
 6
V0 4 Boulder
The Orgator
 4
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Double O
 10
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
The Arete
 12
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Dunes
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Chinese Eyes
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
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