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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.
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.
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Aftershock 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 UT : Saint George : ... : Aftershock Wall
This varied route is a must do for the area. Most climbers only sample the first two or three pitches, which have some classic varnished face climbing.P1: Heady friction leads to the right and a well protected 5.10a mantle. Another funky 5.10 move leads to the LF dihedral above. A green alien is helpful in this section. A short easy runout leads to chains.P2: A short runout leads to the first of many bolts angling up and right. The height dependent crux (5.10c/d) is at the last ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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