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Isles In The Sky is the foreboding-looking formation southwest of the Split Rocks parking area. The slightly overhanging Bird Of Fire (5.10a) is the prime line here.
From the Split Rocks parking area, hike SW along trail for approximately 3/4 mile. The Isles in the Sky formation is the largest of the formations and lies west of Rubicon. Some 3rd/4th class scrambling is involved in getting to the large ledge at the base of the routes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Isles in the Sky:
Dolphin 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Bird of Fire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Wedlock 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Young Guns 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Bird of Fire 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Isles in the Sky
Climb the stellar finger-small hands crack to the slightly bulging finish. Nice ledge just below the final 8 feet or so to rest on and get psyched out. You can see the big chalk mark from the ground. Throw in some good pro here and fire it up.There is a 2 bolt anchor/rap (3/8") located just right of the top of this climb. Rap back to base w/one rope (70')....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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