North Guardian Angel Climber's Log
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|Dow Williams||same as mountaingazelle |
Date Climbed: May 5, 2007
|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|
|mountaingazelle||East Ridge |
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|
|horalka||Route 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|
|Matthew Holliman||Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2005|
|Solo outing out of the Wildcat Cyn TH, after hiking up Angels Landing and Observation Pt earlier in the day. Much looser than I was expecting, and the first bit of the ridge--the crux (steep, a bit loose, and mostly holdless friction)--was quite intimidating... until I wandered around a bit to the right, and found easier, if more exposed, ground. Climbed this in boots, but rock shoes would have made it more secure, and probably more enjoyable. (Looking around a bit harder for the even easier lines that exist might have made it more secure, too. Supposedly there's a class 3 crack somewhere around there, although I didn't see anything resembling that).|
Once you accept the fact that the rock is chossy, it's a nice climb, with some excellent exposure, a bit spicy in places, and cool views. Carried a 60m rope, and ended up using it to rappel the crux pitch rather than downclimb cruddy rock. (A 50m would have sufficed).
|Posted Nov 28, 2005 9:37 pm|
|breadbox||Route Climbed: can't recall Date Climbed: 2001?|
|Posted Aug 22, 2005 3:58 am|
|Day Hiker||East Ridge |
Date Climbed: May 21, 2005
|My first real friction-slickrock/crappyzionrock climb. It was a bit challenging for a big hiker guy, especially since we free climbed the thing, but everything went smoothly. Thanks to my partners, cp0915 and Mark, for being great teachers.|
|Posted May 23, 2005 11:37 am|
|cp0915||A few times |
Date Climbed: May 21, 2005
|05/21/05 - Exceptional views. Disappointingly short, and much easier than I'd anticipated. Solo'd the entire route with my partners Mark and Mike. The S and SE faces of nearby West Northgate Peak, which we did afterward, were much more difficult. All in all, a great day. |
* Note: Greg D is right about the attack ants!
05/05/07 - Returned with Dow and Carsten and did the 5.5 variation of the east ridge in the afternoon after a fun climb (in the snow, no less!) of Pine Valley Peak a couple hours earlier. Saw the signatures of Alois Smrz and Brian Hughes from the previous weekend in the NGA register.
06/15/08 - Traversed the mountain with DB, Ram and Little Ram.
10/17/10 - A fun half-day out with Harlan.
|Posted May 23, 2005 10:25 am|
|mrwsierra||Route Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: April 16, 2005|
|Great day in the Zion sun.|
|Posted Apr 23, 2005 7:51 pm|