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North America, United States, Utah, Zion National Park, Angelino Wall, Drop Zone

Angelino Wall, Drop Zone. From November 27-December 1, 1996, Chris McNamara and I climbed Drop Zone (11 pitches, 5.8 A4-) on the Angelino Wall, the chocolate-colored pillar on the first large formation behind the Visitors’ Center. The Angelino Wall is a very steep pillar, and the route included difficult nailing, hooking, and some loose rock (now mostly cleaned). Pitches 6-8, including the crux, “Sandstone Tsunami,” an arching overhang on Pitch 7, are overhanging. This is a good, steep and challenging route.

Dougald MacDonald