Ascent of Angels Landing on 2009-08-07
|Date:||Friday, August 7, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Tram|
| Elevation:||5790 ft / 1764 m|
Ascent Trip Report A great day hike in Zion National Park--a classic! The most common route is the Angels Landing/Grotto trailhead up "Walter's Wiggles", a series switchbacks that ascends about two miles to "Scouts' Landing." From there it is an exposed scramble--about a half mile--to Angels' Landing. The overlook at the top of the Landing affords fantastic views of Zion Canyon and the Temple of Sinawava. Though rated as difficult, the hike itself is not that physically hard. Still, because that last part is so exposed, if heights make you uneasy, think twice about attempting it. You can complete the hike rather quickly, but if you make it to the end spend some time there--you will have earned the reward!
This is a popular hike. If you want solitude in Zion, go somewhere else. I saw nobody else in Kolob Canyon (NW side) in three days. Maybe I should not tell you that!
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1488 ft / 453 m|
| Distance:||5 mi / 8 km|
| Route:||Angels' Landing|
| Trailhead:||Grotto 4302 ft / 1311 m|
| Grade/Class:||class 3-4 (last part|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble|
| Nights Spent:||0 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
Southern Utah in August--rather toasty!!
| Time Up:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 14 Minutes|
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