Angels Landing Climber's Log

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Wandering Sole Images

Wandering Sole Images - May 15, 2006 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2005

Angels Landing Trail  Sucess!

Amazing views of Zion Canyon! Great way to enjoy a beautiful April afternoon.

Dan the Jones

Dan the Jones - Apr 12, 2006 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2004

Foggy Day  Sucess!

Great hike. We ended up reaching the chains in a heavy rain and fog, (This was the October that Zion NP received 10+" of rain). Reached the actual landing and was over shadowed by the quickly coming darkness that only great canyon walls can provide. Reached the bottom of the trail and jumped on the shuttle, and got to see a rare gray fox in the headlights.


tarol - Feb 9, 2006 6:19 pm

Route Climbed: via the trail Date Climbed: March 23, 2004  Sucess!

I climbed Angels Landing on my birthday with my best friend :) What a great hike!! Loved the challenging route and views from the top. We went in the afternoon and during the week. On weekends it can be a zoo up there so I found out when backpacking the West Rim Trail in the fall of 2005.

Travis Atwood

Travis Atwood - Feb 2, 2006 8:50 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Great Hike. Spectacular Views. Best to leave early and bring plenty of water.


horalka - Jan 25, 2006 2:22 pm

Route Climbed: Trail in and out Date Climbed: July 5, 2005  Sucess!

It was a desert hot summer day, but we did not take the rangers advice to hike in the morning or late afternoon. We started the hike at 11am. The first part of the trail was totally exposed and it was hot and we felt little stupid, but our general idea was that if we hike off peak hours there will be much less people to deal with. The second part is through a canyon which offered a valuable shade and than to the switch backs which were in some shade as well. The last part on the fin it self was easy and even under the noon sun not that harsh. Hiking at that time was definitely a good choice. Ran in to only about 4 people on the way to the summit and that was a big advantage due to the narrow trails on the fin where must be definitely some “traffic jams” during mornings and afternoons. There is nothing like some one above you falling down or someone behind you being too close. Also I like to move fast. There ware a lot of chains (someone local told us that they added new ones), but I did not use them. I like to use my hands on the rock and the path close to the chains tend to be more slippery = dangerous from all the people walking on the same spots. There are a lot of other choices. This must be the rock climber inside me :-). Also I thought the metal chains must have been very hot, but according to my husband they actually weren’t at all. On the way back I noticed that people who started to hike later had the first part of trail in the shadow, but the canyon and the switch backs were totally exposed to the sun, so I don’t really see that much of a difference. Also after the hike don't forget to use one of the numerous swim holes in the Virgin river. They are right off the beginnign of the trail. It felt soooo good.


SawtoothSean - Dec 31, 2005 12:38 am

Route Climbed: Prodigal Sun 5.8 C1 Date Climbed: January 20, 1997  Sucess!

Long haul up a vertical and overhanging wall. The Virgin Creek crossing was cold in January. Also trail ran the standard route a few times.


Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 7:04 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 2000  Sucess!

Hiked Trail with my best friend Jake. Great hike..

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 28, 2005 9:26 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2005  Sucess!

This was the first item on the agenda for my first visit to Zion. Started up first thing in the morning--decidedly chilly, but no one else around then, although I ran into several groups on my way down. Pretty cool trail, but I think the NPS should remove those cables. Zion Canyon was every bit as spectacular as I'd anticipated.

Headed over to the Weeping Rock TH to tag Observation Pt afterwards, then over to North Guardian Angel in the afternoon.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Nov 20, 2005 9:21 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 1995 June 25  Sucess!

Loved the view to the road and the Virgin River, down the 1500-foot vertical cliff.


klwagar - Oct 26, 2005 11:36 am

Route Climbed: Angel Landing hiking trail Date Climbed: april 20, 2005  Sucess!

Was at the top just as the dark descended. The moon rise was beautiful.


rockhop23 - Oct 8, 2005 5:32 pm

Route Climbed: Walters Wiggles Date Climbed: August 16, 2004  Sucess!

Been wanting to do this a long time. Just hang on to the chains!


onlynine - Oct 1, 2005 5:21 pm

Route Climbed: Angels Landing Trail Date Climbed: 29 june 2005  Sucess!

This was a great experience. Comming from Denmark Zion and the mountains is fantastic - and Angels Landing spectacular. The drops at several places are amazing.


mgp5000 - Sep 19, 2005 2:08 am

Route Climbed: Angels Landing Trail Date Climbed: September 15, 2005  Sucess!

Did this as a spur to the West Rim trail down from Lava Point. Incredible views. The "climbing" may be simple, but the exposure is very real. This is one of those great hike/climb routes (ala Half Dome cables) that offer a taste of adventure for non-climbers and big wimps like myself. We will have a trip report with picture available by mid-October, 2005 at


tdoughty - Sep 5, 2005 12:56 pm

Route Climbed: Moonlight Butress Date Climbed: October 1996  Sucess!

With James Barnett, in two days. Awsome route!


TomSellick - Sep 2, 2005 12:51 pm

Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!

Wow. This was a really cool hike. Well worth it - the trail is paved and relatively easy. It's too bad they put those chains in up top because it's more fun to scramble anyway, and they're really not needed.


dunsum - Sep 2, 2005 3:30 am

Route Climbed: several Date Climbed: 1990's  Sucess!

Moonlight Buttress, 5.9, C1

Lunar Ecstacy, 5.9, C2

Prodigal Sun, 5.8, C2


SusanM - Jul 13, 2005 12:17 am

Route Climbed: Angels Landing Trail Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

Big Fun, especially watching my hiking buddy get squeamish around the cables!

Everest2012 - Jul 5, 2005 5:21 am

Route Climbed: Angel's Landing Trail Date Climbed: May 15th, 2005  Sucess!

My favorite hike at Zion. Balancing physical being and agility. The views from the summit are remarkable and provide a surreal aspect of life.


marcminish - Jun 26, 2005 1:37 pm

Route Climbed: Moonlight Buttress Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

A classic line.

mjtimber - Jun 1, 2005 1:04 am

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: March 1998, June 2000  Sucess!

What a great hike! Did it once from the canyon and once from the West Rim Trail, which was a great hike. We came from Kolob Canyon in June, only seeing one other group the whole trip. Southern Utah really stuck on me and, like the previous poster, decided to build nearby.

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