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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).
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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Angel's Landing:
Lowe Route A2 Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
Prodigal Sun 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C2 Aid, 9 pitches, 900'
South East Butress 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 260'
Northeast Buttress 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
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South of Heaven 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A4+ UT : 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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