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Elevation: 4,395 ft 1,340 m
GPS: 34.0047, -116.05874
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Shared By: C Miller on Feb 21, 2019 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Gunkswest, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description Suggest change

Visible from the parking area and justifiably popular with it's short approach, high-quality rock and many excellent crack and face routes. Please be aware this particular area is one of the most popular in this part of the Park so don't be surprised to see other parties when climbing here.

Getting There Suggest change

Follow the marked trail from the parking area, passing the Grand Canyon and Rubicon Formation, along the way. A short bit of scrambling via easy cracks is necessary to access the elevated base below almost all of the routes. Plan on about 20 minutes for the approach.

23 Total Climbs

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Location: Isles in the Sky (Northeast Face) Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at Isles in the Sky (Northeast Face)

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
 103
Rites of Spring
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 759
Bird of Fire
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Naked and Afraid
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 9
Young Fire
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Young Guns
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nectar
 153
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Powder Puff Keg Stand
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Dolphin
 377
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dead Bees
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rites of Spring
 103
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bird of Fire
 759
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Naked and Afraid
 26
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Young Fire
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Young Guns
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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Sun & Shade Suggest change

Routes Mostly Face: Northeast
Sunny Roughly 7am to 12pm during high season
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Details: Main wall (Bird of Fire) is sunny until noon in April. Dolphin is always in the shade, however. Routes to the left (Bee's Knees, etc) will be sunny an hour or two longer than the Bird of Fire portion of the wall.

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