NE buttress of Angels Landing

Posted by: RangerRob

NE buttress of Angels Landing - 08/29/12 02:41 AM

Has anyone done this route? Are the runout pitches as scary and crumbly as Mountain Project says they are? Any tips for aspring climbers?
Posted by: chip

Re: NE buttress of Angels Landing - 08/29/12 02:09 PM

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.
Posted by: Ralph

Re: NE buttress of Angels Landing - 08/29/12 08:41 PM

An appetizer from the National Park Service Angel's Landing E-Hike
Posted by: GunksWest

Re: NE buttress of Angels Landing - 08/31/12 04:44 AM

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.