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Island in the Sky

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Nearest town or city: St. George, UT
Directions: Take Bluff Street north out of St. George through Sunset Blvd and turn left on Snow Canyon Parkway. Proceed for approximately six miles and turn right on Utah Route 8. Drive three miles to the Ranger controlled entrance to the park. Once you pay your entrance fee, continue on the park road and Island in the Sky will be on your right hand side. Dependent on which routes you are climbing will determine where you park. There are several options.
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Access Issues: You will be required to purchase a state park pass as you enter the park. The day use fee was $5 in 2005. You can also buy an annual pass. The official hours are 6:00 a.m. %u2013 10:00 p.m. in the summer and 8:00 a.m. %u2013 5:00 p.m. in the winter. I have seen them unmanned, but the road has always remained opened on my visits.Camping fees range from $14 for tent sites and $17 for camper sites. There are no permit requirements to climb in Snow Canyon State Park, but all camping is regulated. Campsites can be reserved at the link above. There are park kiosks manned at each end of the park.
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Autumn
Quantity of Climbs: Year


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Will's Rush 5.5 1
2 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Kibosch Buttress 5.6 1

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