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Angel's Landing Rock Climbing 


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***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This formation is a huge buttress coming in from the west side of the canyon. The Virgin River makes a long horse-shoe bend around it. There are many long wall routes here including Prodigal Sun, Ball and Chain, and Northeast Buttress (a free line).

The northeast face provides excellent shade for some of the morning and virtually all of the afternoon. There is a nice, paved trail on top for an easy walk-off. Check with rangers for possible raptor nesting closures.

Getting There 

Take the Zion bus or drive to Big Bend (when the Virgin River is low enough), or to Zion Lodge (when the river is too high to cross). From Big Bend, walk down the trail to the river, cross it, and continue up and to the right along a marked climber's trail. From Zion Lodge, cross the Virgin River on a foot bridge and walk to your right along the west bank until you reach the same climber's trail going up to the northeast face of the wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Angel's Landing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Angel's Landing:
Lowe Route   A2     Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'   
Prodigal Sun   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2     Aid, 9 pitches, 900'   
South East Butress   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 260'   
Northeast Buttress   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Prodigal Sun 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2  UT : Zion National Park : Angel's Landing
P1/P2 (C1, 160') The first bolt is about nine feet off the ground (have your buddy give you a boost to clip it). The first two pitches can be combined.P3 (~70') Gain a comfortable ledge. P4 (C2) Attack the Wrinkles which calls for a series of pendulums (reach right) and tension traverses to the left. When good placements run out move left.P5 (C1) Climbs through the arch roof via a nice crack.P6 (C1) Takes a crack to a short bolt ladder. P7 (C2) Takes a...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Zion Canyon from top of Angels Landing. Phot...
Upper Zion Canyon from top of Angels Landing. Phot...
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of pitch 3.
Top of pitch 3.
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Angel's Landing - timetoclimb.com/hiking/hiking-.....
Rock Climbing Photo: the last stretch of the tourist trail or the walk ...
BETA PHOTO: the last stretch of the tourist trail or the walk ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo Olaf Mitchell Mike Hoover during the live AB...
Photo Olaf Mitchell Mike Hoover during the live AB...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo:Olaf Mitchell View from the top of Angels La...
Photo:Olaf Mitchell View from the top of Angels La...
Rock Climbing Photo: Prodigal Son Trip Report: rjohnasay.blogspot.com/2...
Prodigal Son Trip Report: rjohnasay.blogspot.com/2...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo: Olaf Mitchell Angels Landing from the air
Photo: Olaf Mitchell Angels Landing from the air
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the last switch backs of the paved wa...
Looking down the last switch backs of the paved wa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son
Rock Climbing Photo: On the way up, January 2011
On the way up, January 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: On top of Angel's Landing, January 2011
On top of Angel's Landing, January 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Half way to the top!
Half way to the top!
Rock Climbing Photo: Angels Landing and Zion Canyon from Observation Po...
Angels Landing and Zion Canyon from Observation Po...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Angel's landing from the bottom
Angel's landing from the bottom

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