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Angel's Landing

Utah > Zion NP
Access Issue: 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

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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A0
 2
Apollyon
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c A4-
 2
Days of No Future
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
A2
 18
Lowe Route
Aid 12 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3+
 1
Lucifer's Ladder
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3+
 1
Mostly American
Aid 10 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 13
Northeast Buttress
Trad 8 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
 88
Prodigal Sun
Aid 9 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
South East Butress
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4+
 1
South of Heaven
Aid 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Apollyon
 2
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A0 Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Days of No Future
 2
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c A4- Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Lowe Route
 18
A2 Aid 12 pitches
Lucifer's Ladder
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3+ Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Mostly American
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3+ Aid 10 pitches
Northeast Buttress
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 8 pitches
Prodigal Sun
 88
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Aid 9 pitches
South East Butress
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
South of Heaven
 1
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4+ Aid 6 pitches

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Looking down from the top of Angel's Landing<br>
Read more - http://www.timetoclimb.com/hiking/hiking-angels-landing/
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Top of pitch 3.
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the last stretch of the tourist trail or the walk off...<br>
scene of many fatalities.
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Upper Zion Canyon from top of Angels Landing.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
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Angel's Landing - http://www.timetoclimb.com/hiking/hiking-angels-landing/
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Photo Olaf Mitchell<br>
Mike Hoover during the live ABC wide world Of Sports coverage of George Willag and Steve Matous's 1978 ascent. <br>
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Angel's landing from the bottom
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Half way to the top!
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Prodigal Son Trip Report: http://rjohnasay.blogspot.com/2012/11/zion-national-park-angles-landing.html
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On the way up, January 2011
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Looking down the last switch backs of the paved walk off
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