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Angel's Landing  


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Location: 37.27059, -112.94832 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 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]

The Classics

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

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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Sep 7, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 
Angel's Landing routes will be periodically closed according to this news report. Don't see anything on the NPS website yet.