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Areas in Island In The Sky

Aftershock Wall 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Circus Wall 6 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Dip Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Doghouse, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Indian Wall 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Moss Canyon 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sand Dunes 6 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
War Zone 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description

The largest, most populated area of Snow Canyon, The Island in the Sky hosts eight of the most popular and accessible crags. An actual island of sandstone, this block has the highest concentration of routes which range from 5.5 to 5.12. Primarily west facing, this megaplex is a great place to catch mid to late afternoon sun. Whether you seek sport, trad, sport and trad, all-day adventures or short, quick cragging, the subsections of The Island in the Sky will have a little something for everybody.

Getting There

The Island in the Sky is most easily found by entering Snow Canyon from its south entrance. After the service booth drive north along highway 8 to the Jenny's Canyon parking lot at mile marker nine. All crags are reached by one of four parking areas starting here and ending at the Pioneer Names access lot. See individual crags for parking directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Island In The Sky

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 18
Under The Sleeping Giant
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 91
Leopard Skin
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 75
Pygmy Alien
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Thousand Pints of Lite
Sport 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Handful of Crack, Fistful of Poc…
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 45
Roar of the Greasepaint
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Raindance
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
What's New Pussycat?
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Gratitude
Sport 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 127
Living On The Edge
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 18
Aftershock
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 36
The Doghouse Arete
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 10
Legends Never Die
Sport 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
The Richness of It All
Sport 4 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
Meaty Bone
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Under The Sleeping Giant Dip Area
 18
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Leopard Skin Sand Dunes
 91
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Pygmy Alien Circus Wall
 75
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Thousand Pints of Lite Sand Dunes
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Handful of Crack, Fistful o… Indian Wall
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Roar of the Greasepaint Circus Wall
 45
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Raindance Indian Wall
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
What's New Pussycat? Sand Dunes
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Gratitude Sand Dunes
 36
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Living On The Edge Aftershock Wall
 127
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Aftershock Aftershock Wall
 18
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport 4 pitches
The Doghouse Arete Doghouse
 36
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Legends Never Die Aftershock Wall
 10
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
The Richness of It All War Zone
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 4 pitches
Meaty Bone Doghouse
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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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
J Gold  
LOST ROPE... someone snagged my new rope and rope bag over new years weekend at Jenny's Canyon parking lot. Please see my comment in the main Snow Canyon page. Jan 2, 2018

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