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SawtoothSeanvery fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2013


fun scramble and rappel
Posted Sep 30, 2015 11:23 pm

leftfieldEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2015


A couple of Oregonians a ways from home looking for something different. Great climb on a beautiful day. Brought too much gear but protected it (minimally) anyway. Great rappels!
Posted Apr 27, 2015 4:37 pm

seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2014


Went up the semi-sketchy pitch below the rappel anchor, then found the easier climb on the north side on the way down. On to South Guardian Angel afterwards. Trip report.
Posted May 5, 2014 8:20 pm

cabEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2014


A fun climb with a fun group of people. We all found the route went faster and easier than we thought it would. Had nice weather and great views. Continued on to SGA.
Posted Apr 1, 2014 1:50 pm

Alex WoodSpectacular Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2013

Alex Wood

Climbed to the summit with my brother and random french guy. Awesome summit! Very loose scramble though!
Posted Nov 13, 2013 5:50 pm

jdmorehouseFirst Time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013


First time up NGA. We climbed SGA the day before. A great weekend, the first day of the re-opening of the park.
Posted Oct 14, 2013 1:59 pm

Bob SihlerEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

Bob Sihler

Climbed it early in the morning before doing Tabernacle Dome later. Fun peak and awesome views. I bypassed the 5.5/5.6 crack on the way up but soloed it twice later on just for fun and did not think it came close to 5.5 or 5.6. Brought rope and slings for rappels but never bothered with them. Cool seeing some other SPers' names in the register.
Posted Apr 16, 2012 3:04 pm

krrt2000East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 1993


Solo, Awesome desert peak!
Posted Feb 27, 2012 12:46 am

Bob BurdEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011

Bob Burd

Along with South Guardian Angel on a beautiful fall day. With CP. Trip Report
Posted Oct 27, 2011 11:21 pm

MoapaPkRe: East Ridge


Hey! You took the easy route up SGA! No fair! ;^)
Posted Nov 3, 2011 7:55 pm

DariaClimbed on my Birthday!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2009


Short approach, and pleasantly sketchy desert peak. One somewhat iffy section, otherwise I enjoy the challenge of these peaks. Great views on summit.
Posted Oct 31, 2010 6:15 pm

MoapaPkFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010


Finally! Not the hardest Zion Peak I've climbed, but certainly the most cursed (for me). Thanks cp0915 for helping me to end the 40-year curse. Tame compared to Bridge Mt, Zion, but the big exposure certainly gets your attention.

Went again Oct 01, 2011; this time with a justifiably cautious friend-- quite a difference in perspective.

3rd time on Oct 15, 2011. This mountain is definitely getting more popular.

There is a way to right of the crux face, then up a gully, that is easy class 4.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 8:07 pm

SarahThompsonEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2008


Awesome looking peak and very fun climb. I thought the first pitch was the hardest. We climbed the crack and it was easy 5th class by Colorado standards. A layback move worked great. Everything above was no harder than 4th class. We climbed it in 5 pitches (a lot of easy scrambling but we didn't feel like putting the rope away and getting it back out again and didn't know quite what to expect). WARNING: on the first rap (down the chimney/lip from the flattish top part of the ridge) there is a HUGE rock ready to go. I bumped it with my foot and it teetered. Very scary.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 2:52 pm

asaking11East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008


Fun little climb. This was my first time is this part of Zion. Really pretty. Great weather.
Posted May 22, 2008 4:37 pm

bobeckBeen there...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2007


a couple of times. Last was with Tanya.
Posted Dec 18, 2007 3:33 pm

tanyaNorth Guardian Angel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2007


I don't remember the exact date, but I signed the log that was in that little jar on top. ;) Fun climb!

This is where Bo and I met this guy though. ;)
Posted Nov 30, 2007 1:23 pm

brianhughesEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007


A great desert peak. I never noticed the attack ants that are supposed to be guarding the rap stations.
Posted Jun 8, 2007 12:40 am

Dow Williamssame as mountaingazelle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007

Dow Williams

Was featured in Climbing Magazine as a 5.6, but the crack up the middle of the east ridge is scrambling grade, maybe 5.4, no need for pro. There is a modern rap sling on tree above. We did Pine Valley Peak which was much more of a challenge in terms of bad rock and exposure, but still, like 5.5, and then ran over and tagged North Guardian. 2nd time ever back in this part of Zion, can't wait to spend loads more time here, a hidden gem with tons to do. Cheers.
Posted May 8, 2007 11:02 am

mountaingazelleEast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2006


Climbed up the East Ridge. It was easier than I expected but there was no where to place any gear so I ended up free climbing the route and then setting up a belay for my partner. Fun scrambling and great views from the summit. I'm glad I got to climb North Guardian Angel because I always thought it was such an interesting mountain.
Posted Nov 13, 2006 1:25 am

horalkaRoute Climbed: East Ridge (supposed to) Date Climbed: July 10, 2005


It was again a hot summer day, but in the Kolob Terrace section of Zion it is bearable. Started hiking too late and got little lost on the way between the Northgate Peaks and North Guardian Angel (too many attacking ponderosa trees we had to walk around) and ended up doing the Class 3 slab in the noon sun. Made it to the top of the first section and was waiting for my partner to meet me there. Suddenly he totally gave up in the middle of the first slab. I guess not a good place to figure out his phobia that at certain height without rope he can not think straight and starts panicking a little bit. Had rope in my bag the whole time and could of use the tree close to the top of the slab as a belay station, but rather than risking decided to descent. Insecurity about particular climb and a fear is almost definitely disaster ready to happen. So it is my first unfinished business, but I’m hoping to come back some time and try it again.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 1:29 pm

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