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The Islands

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Fake Plastic Trees S 
Flies in the Vaseline S 
Julory S 
Little Bastard S 
Little Jerk T 
Peanut, The S 
R.I.P. S 
Shrimp Dude S 
Snuff the Rooster S 
Thin's Bottom Bitch S 
Thin's Daddy S 
Thin's Evil Twin S 
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The Islands Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: ShockSLL on Dec 22, 2009
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Description 

The Islands are a collection of prominent formations at the extreme southwest end of Sand Rock, past the Pinnacle and Holiday Block. When walking from the Holiday Block there is a short 30 ft slabby section with bolted routes and then it opens up to some really tall climbs maybe around 100 ft. The top of this area can be accessed by following the trail to the right before reaching the short slabs. This will bring you to a corridor where you can climb some easy sections to reach a ledge and then climb through a short chimney to reach the top. There are several bolts at the top you can clip into to help make things safe.

Getting There 

Walk past the south side of the West Side Rock

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Islands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Islands:
Julory   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Shrimp Dude   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Snuff the Rooster   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
R.I.P.   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Fake Plastic Trees   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
Thin's Daddy   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 30'   
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Thin's Bottom Bitch 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AL : Sand Rock : The Islands
This is the first of the short slab routes that you come to when walking from West Side Rock and Holiday Block. It is a short sport route that leads up and to the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in AL

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By Michael Dom
Feb 7, 2016
I am not sure who is in charge of this page but I thought I would add this for clarity:

From right to left it goes:

Thin's Bottom Bitch
Thin's Daddy
Thin's Evil Twin
Julory
The Peanut
Little Bastard
Little Jerk
Flies in the Vaseline
Snuff the Rooster
Fake Plastic Trees
RIP
By ShockSLL
Administrator
From: Charlotte, NC
Feb 9, 2016
I've updated the order. Thanks.
By Brandy Walters
Apr 4, 2016
Since we were a little confused on our first visit to this wall, I thought I'd add further clarification. The first set of short slabby routes:
Thin's Bottom Bitch 8
Thin's Daddy 12b
Thin's Evil Twin 11c
Julory 8
The Peanut 12c

Taller formation:
Little Bastard 12a
Little Jerk 11c/d
Flies in the Vaseline 11a/b

These two are side by side.
Snuff the Rooster 10d PG13
Fake Plastic Trees 11c

These two are bit further down from the others. Shrimp Dude 10a is the newest route (but sits in between the older routes). It shares the same first bolt with RIP but trends right after the first bolt.
Shrimp Dude 10a
RIP 11a