I guess this is more of a rebuttal than a review. The path leading to the plateau before Angels Landing is a great walk that anyone in reasonable shape can make. It is worth the effort to do this hike even if that is as far as you go. There are great views all along the way. When it gets to the steeper parts it's okay to stop and catch your breath, even most of the twentysomethings do. Take a camera with you so you can pretend you're taking pictures if you're too embarrassed to be breathing hard on a steep mountain path. The only real problem I found was the awful odor coming from the restrooms. Once you get to the chains people actually talk to and encourage each other. Perhaps the biggest surprises there are not more deaths on this trail. I am not afraid of heights in fact I kind of like them but if the chains were not there I would definitely not do this unless I was on a rope. While it wasn't scary, when climbing up steep and uneven terrain I did realize that any serious mistake could be my last. With that in mind my movements were a little bit more deliberate. No matter how far you go it is great.