Angel's Landing Rock Climbing
Looking down from the top of Angel's Landing Read ...
|***** 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 >>>|
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Angel's Landing
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Angel's Landing:
Prodigal Sun 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
C2 Aid, 9 pitches, 900'
Featured Route For Angel's Landing
South of Heaven 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Zion National Park
: Angel's Landing
One of the more obvious routes on the wall, all the way to the right about 200 ft right of Days of no Future, yes up the big ugly flake, just blank for the first 100 feet or so. Well Ammon hooked up and to the leaning ramp, very heading pitch so beware. Great nailing, some expando, goo free climbing and the "maw" is really not bad at all. The last aid pitch is almost all hooks w/ some bolts and a ledge fall if you blow it. The final pitch I got lost in the dark and ended up in no mans land, unti...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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