Elevation: 3,373 ft
GPS: 37.193, -113.645 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: GRK on Dec 26, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: PRECIPITATION AND WET ROCK Details
Access Issue: PRECIPITATION AND WET ROCK Details

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.

The sandstone here is easily damaged when wet. Please allow at least 24-48 hours before climbing after any precipitation. If the ground is at all damp, please do not climb on any local sandstone. Consider nearby options on basalt, limestone, granite, or plastic instead.

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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 161
Leopard Skin
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Thousand Pints of Lite
Sport 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 37
Just Desserts
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 97
Pygmy Alien
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Handful of Crack, Fistful of Poc…
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 37
Cloudwalker
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
Roar of the Greasepaint
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Raindance
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 46
What's New Pussycat?
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Gratitude
Sport 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 179
Living On The Edge
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 23
Aftershock
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 54
The Doghouse Arete
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 54
The Richness of It All
Sport 4 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Meaty Bone
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Leopard Skin Sand Dunes
 161
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Thousand Pints of Lite Sand Dunes
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Just Desserts Circus Wall
 37
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Pygmy Alien Circus Wall
 97
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Handful of Crack, Fistful o… Indian Wall
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cloudwalker Circus Wall
 37
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Roar of the Greasepaint Circus Wall
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Raindance Indian Wall
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
What's New Pussycat? Sand Dunes
 46
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Gratitude Sand Dunes
 52
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Living On The Edge Aftershock Wall
 179
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Aftershock Aftershock Wall
 23
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport 4 pitches
The Doghouse Arete Doghouse
 54
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Richness of It All War Zone
 54
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 4 pitches
Meaty Bone Doghouse
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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