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Island In The Sky Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 37.19325, -113.64508 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.2 miles from here

43 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Island In The Sky

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Island In The Sky:
Under The Sleeping Giant   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Dip Area
Pygmy Alien   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 230'   Circus Wall
Thousand Pints of Lite   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 3 pitches, 180'   Sand Dunes
Leopard Skin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 260'   Sand Dunes
Just Desserts   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Circus Wall
Stepping Out   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Sand Dunes
Handful of Crack, Fistful of Pockets   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   Indian Wall
What's New Pussycat?   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Sand Dunes
Roar of the Greasepaint   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   Circus Wall
Raindance   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Indian Wall
Cloudwalker   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Circus Wall
Gratitude   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Sand Dunes
Illegal Alien   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Circus Wall
Living On The Edge   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   Aftershock Wall
Pierced Ear   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   Indian Wall
Aftershock   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'   Aftershock Wall
The Doghouse Arete   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   The Doghouse
Legends Never Die   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Aftershock Wall
The Richness of It All   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   War Zone
Meaty Bone   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Doghouse
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Legends Never Die 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Utah : Saint George : ... : Aftershock Wall
Todd Goss' guide book calls this a route to nowhere as there were about 5 drilled angles with no anchors. It is located between the routes Living on the Edge and Aftershock on the Aftershock Wall. I replaced the drilled angles on pitch 1, added some bolts, and placed chain anchors. I also added 3 more pitches to take this route to the top. Pitch one has some manufactured holds in the seam/shallow right facing corner from the Olevsky era which render it climbabl...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Channing Lowe
Mar 12, 2017
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
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