Angel's Landing

  • Angel's Landing
  • 1765 m
  • Primary factor 40-50 meter
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2, but very exposed!
  • Climbed July 1997


How to get there: This interesting mountain is located in the Zion National Park in Utah, USA.
Route description: From the trailhead the trail first goes up a fairly steep climb, with the trail zig-zaging gently up and into a narrow canyon. At the end of this canyon the trail turns almost 180 degrees right and climbs by way of stairs to the top of a ridge. From here the more "exposed" part starts. The trail is equipped with a chain in many places that people can hold on to, however, it is perfectly possible to just depend on the rock as you go. The trail first climbs gently then descends to a saddle where one crosses a very narrow passage on a single rock slab with considerable drops on either side. From here the trail climbs mostly on the left side of the ridge to the summit of Angel's Landing.
Comments: I did this hike with my son, Pål Jørgen, 8 years old. The view from the summit is quite good. This kind of rock formations are not very common, but perhaps quite typical for Utah.