Elevation: 4,395 ft
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

Description

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

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.

22 Total Climbs

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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
 137
Nectar
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 8
Powder Puff Keg Stand
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 345
Dolphin
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 87
Dead Bees
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 94
Rites of Spring
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 688
Bird of Fire
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 25
Naked and Afraid
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 8
Young Fire
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 15
Young Guns
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Nectar
 137
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Powder Puff Keg Stand
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Dolphin
 345
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Dead Bees
 87
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rites of Spring
 94
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bird of Fire
 688
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Naked and Afraid
 25
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Young Fire
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Young Guns
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: Northeast
Sunny Roughly 7am to 12pm during high season
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8pm
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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