Drove in from Vegas the same morning. I didn't realize that NV and UT were on different time zones, so we were about an hour late for getting a parking spot near the Grotto. By that time the rangers had the road closed where the turn is to head up towards the Lodge. I ended up parking on the north side of the museum, which added a 4.1 mile hike up the road to the Grotto trailhead. Once there, it was a nice hike to the top of Scout's Lookout. From there the chains start and the hiking is fun and slightly challenging. I'm not really the greatest with heights, but I am kind of a mountain goat when on rocks, so I felt completely comfortable. That said, I didn't find anything sketchy about the whole route along the chains. Of course there were a few spots where you had to take a little more care, but nothing at all that should raise your heart rate other than the effort to keep moving vertically. I'd actually say the only spot that was even a little sketchy was the first 50-100' when you start on the chains. Other than that, on the catwalk there was one spot where the drop off was right below you, but you had the chains to hold onto and a solid, yet narrow, path to walk on. Great views from the top, a very slight breeze, sunny, and about 60 degrees, it was hard to believe it was mid-January. The only con to this trail was the lower section that is basically paved concrete trail all the way to the chain section. Certainly not ideal at all. Ran into a very nice couple that we had pretty much hiked up with from the river. Turned out they were staying at the Lodge and offered us a ride down. After 11+ miles of hiking, we were grateful not to have to hike another 3.6 miles down the road. Thank you kind folks.
Lines weren't anything like they are now the year I completed it. There was lots of people but nothing horrible. Definitely some sketchy areas with the amount of people on the trail.
Fun. Didn't find it scary and I was bored waiting for lines of people to come down
Hiked up with my buddy Weindling. Nearly to the top when a storm rolled in. Decided to save the summit for a safer window.
Did this with my wife on a hot hot summer day. Super crowded trail but beautiful views and nice and shaded in the morning. I was scared out of my mind when we started hitting the exposure, as this was my first hike with that sort of height and drops. Scared me out of my mind...but did it and so worth it. I was happy to mark it off my list, but I don't know if I want to take my kids on this one haha.
Great hike and views.
Super nice hike!
Awesome hike up for sunset. We had some solitude and enjoyed the summit once it got dark. The hike down in the dark was fun.
Hiked the West Rim Trail down from Lava Point. Angel’s Landing was the grand finale of a fantastic day. Loved the exposure and summit views. Trip Report
Fantastic, snowy and sunny day
Taking the family to the top of this classic climb. Awesome views.
Amazing switchbacks and cable guided climb to the summit. First time using a cable anchored to the wall to make an ascent.
Excellent ascent with beautiful views and perfect weather.
Love using a cable anchored to the wall to make an ascent.
January 1 2018
Today Kimberly, Kessler, Shaylee, and I climbed Angels Landing in Zion National Park. It was a perfect day and the temperature was perfect. As always, the climb was very scenic. It was a great way to start off the New Year!
November 3 1990
On this day I climbed it with the Skyline High School Alpine Club.
Hiked the trail to the summit on my birthday. Pretty alright way to spend it. Loved every second of the exposure and experience.
Took youngest daughter up the chain route; so crowded on a Tuesday. Fun scrambling regardless.
Early to avoid crowds. Slow hikers will hold you up on the chains and make the hike take way longer. Incredible views!
Started early but it was still crowded. Zion Canyon is out of control in the summer. Not so crowded in other parts of the park.