Ascent of Angels Landing on 2012-08-21

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Laura Friedrich
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Angels Landing
    Elevation:5790 ft / 1764 m

Ascent Trip Report

A nice, short hike and scramble up to a terrific viewpoint. Took the shuttle bus in to The Grotto stop, crossed the street, and then simply followed the trail and (eventually) ridgecrest from there. The scramble is class 2, but very exposed in sections. Nothing difficult at all, but given the considerable use on the upper ridge, some of the downsloping ledges are fairly sandy, so attention is needed. Numerous chained sections are available who want the comfort of a "line", but if you're comfy with the exposure and scrambling, then these will only be in your way. :) Highly recommended hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1617 ft / 492 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Trailhead:The Grotto  4173 ft / 1271 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2 (but exposed
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes

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