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#66414 - 08/29/12 02:41 AM NE buttress of Angels Landing
RangerRob Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3765
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Has anyone done this route? Are the runout pitches as scary and crumbly as Mountain Project says they are? Any tips for aspring climbers?

#66418 - 08/29/12 02:09 PM Re: NE buttress of Angels Landing [Re: RangerRob]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2679
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
I've only done Prodigal Son but just want to pump you up to get at it. Looks amazing from below and the top out on Angel's Landing feels every bit of a great summit. As you know, there are lots of other excllent routes in the area in case you don't like the looks of it from below or once you get on.

#66422 - 08/29/12 08:41 PM Re: NE buttress of Angels Landing [Re: RangerRob]
Ralph Offline

Registered: 02/01/07
Posts: 142
An appetizer from the National Park Service Angel's Landing E-Hike

#66438 - 08/31/12 04:44 AM Re: NE buttress of Angels Landing [Re: RangerRob]
GunksWest Offline

Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 91
Loc: west o' the rockies
I've done the route a couple of times. Bringing a couple of big cams is quite helpful. What I've found to be the psychological crux is fairly low on the route. There's a layback section up a flake that gets a bit roundy and the gear is a ways below you. The landing could put you on a ledge. If it turns out to be too spooky for you, you can actually rap from there. The harder climbing is up high, but that I've found to be pretty well protected. It's a good adventure route to a great summit.


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