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Routes in Angel's Landing

Days of No Future T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c A4-
Lowe Route A2
Lucifer's Ladder T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3+
Mostly American 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3+
Northeast Buttress T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Prodigal Sun 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
South East Butress T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
South of Heaven 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4+
Elevation: 4,528 ft
GPS: 37.271, -112.948 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aaron Shupp on Jun 2, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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.
Seasonal Raptor Closures ***** 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 Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Angel's Landing

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
A2
Lowe Route
Aid 12 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Prodigal Sun
Aid 9 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
South East Butress
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Northeast Buttress
Trad 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lowe Route A2 Aid 12 pitches
Prodigal Sun 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Aid 9 pitches
South East Butress 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Northeast Buttress 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 8 pitches
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