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Routes in Sand Dunes

Clairvoyance S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fragments of Floyd S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Gratitude S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jimmy Durante S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Kibosch Buttress T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Leopard Skin T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Leopard's Tail T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Little Miss Demeanor S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Mack's Rush T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Stepping Out T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stranger Than Friction S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thousand Pints of Lite S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Twist and Shout S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
What's New Pussycat? S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Will's Rush T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Type: Trad, Sport, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: R. Olevsky
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Shared By: triznuty on Nov 30, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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The route was originally done in 4 pitches, but most pitches are short. It was very enjoyable to combined pitches 2, 3, and 4 together making this a great 2 pitcher. This is what I'm basing my description on. Once you step out on to the arete of the 2nd pitch the exposure is on! Hence the name I believe..

Pitch 1: Thin crack with a cruxy bulge to get passed. Protects well with small to medium gear. Also has 1 DP for the start.

Pitch 2: Step out onto the arete and follow the drilled pitons. I don't remember how many I clipped combining the pitches, but I'd say 8+ DP's. Quality slab climbing! Look down every once in a while to take in the views..

Rap off the South side of the ledge down in the chimney. 2 raps get you back down.


Tier 2 of Island in the Sky: SAND DUNES AREA. Same approach as to Leopard Skin or Gratitude.


1 DP and medium to small gear for the first pitch. And then 10+ DP's for pitch 2.


This Patagonia bag was sitting in the scree on the way up to the Island in the Sky in Snow Canyon. Not even at the base of the wall. Near Sand Dunes. Call me if it is yours. I'm still in St. George until tomorrow afternoon (Monday) 801-319-7237
Mar 12, 2017
kalockwood   SLC, UT
This route has a nice little tricky start that opens the door to really fun patina climbing up high. You can climb the whole route in one pitch pretty easily with small to medium gear for the start and then about a dozen alpine-draws. I extended all the draws to keep rope drag to a minimum. Mar 28, 2018

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