Tall Tales From The Field

Photo(s) Of The Week- Look Closely

If you look closely, you’ll see a rock climber scaling a sheer 1,500 foot wall of sandstone at Zion National Park, Utah. He’s lugging a bag of gear so he can spend the night up there. This was taken late in the afternoon and he had a long way to the top which is Angel’s Landing, the hard way. The second photo gives you a better idea of the climb’s reach.

Zion Big Wall Climber

Zion Fall Virgin River


10 responses

  1. aminutewithmama

    so….how does he get down? cool shots btw…


    November 19, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    • He will climb to the Angels’Landing trail and just walk down from there. If he had enough rope, he could rappel down this wall.

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      November 19, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      • aminutewithmama

        Interesting. Thanks for sharing! ^_^


        November 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

  2. gorgeous photos! have you thought of submitting these to Patagonia? Or another outdoor climbing company? the second one really captures it all with the river flowing.


    November 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

  3. I’ve seen these daredevils on El Cap in Yosemite. You’ll never catch me sleeping on the face of a rock with only a few fasteners between me and certain death. They have amazing dedication to their sport though – gotta admire that.


    November 19, 2014 at 7:49 PM

  4. Great shot…but why climb it:)


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