This time solo. I hauled up a 60m rope for two rappels back down. Breezy on the first pitch, but the rest went smoothly.
Along with SGA. South first and then North on the hike out. Both far easier than expected from a technical standpoint. Awesome, awesome hike.
Took an Outward Bound group up North Guardian Angel with Lorrie Bonds. Fabulous views, great sandstone, scary exposure. And purple mountains' majesty in all directions.
Climbed this one with CP, DB & KJ. CP led us up this alternate route due to the presence of snow and ice on the standard route.
What a wonderful climb! Easy approach, fun scrambling (although a rope is recommended for the rappel on the first pitch) and unbelievably scenic views. I am fortunate to live so close to Zion, and to be able to access amazing peaks like this. I imagine I will be going here many times to climb this incredible peak.
fun scramble and rappel
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!
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.
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.
Climbed to the summit with my brother and random french guy. Awesome summit! Very loose scramble though!
First time up NGA. We climbed SGA the day before. A great weekend, the first day of the re-opening of the park.
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.
Solo, Awesome desert peak!
Hey! You took the easy route up SGA! No fair! ;^)
Along with South Guardian Angel on a beautiful fall day. With CP. Trip Report
Short approach, and pleasantly sketchy desert peak. One somewhat iffy section, otherwise I enjoy the challenge of these peaks. Great views on summit.
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.
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.
Fun little climb. This was my first time is this part of Zion. Really pretty. Great weather.
And a great place to meet new people ;)