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Curious George 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jim Knight
Fixed Hardware: 1 Lead Bolt, 1 Rappel Bolt [details]
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Submitted By: Lee Jensen on Nov 10, 2004

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Description 

Easily accessed, often not crowded, and great exposure. Curious George starts up the little gully on the south about 30 feet up from the gate and The Kitchen. Look for the large chockstone lodged about twenty feet up in the gully. Curious George is the set of bolts running up the west side of the arete.

Protection 

Nine bolts and fixed pins, chain anchor.


Photos of Curious George Slideshow Add Photo
Steve reaching hard for the final move.
Steve reaching hard for the final move.
A very few of the many routes on George
BETA PHOTO: A very few of the many routes on George
Just after the crux and almost to the top. The arete exposure is stimulating.
Just after the crux and almost to the top. The are...
Southeast view of Curios George. The route starts behind the bush.
BETA PHOTO: Southeast view of Curios George. The route starts ...
Gwen Blanchard about three-quarters up Curious George.
Gwen Blanchard about three-quarters up Curious Geo...
High on Curious Steve can't help but wonder if he is going to die like a cat.
High on Curious Steve can't help but wonder if he ...
Hanging out at the top of the first pitch if you break this route up into two
Hanging out at the top of the first pitch if you b...

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By Perin Blanchard
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From: Orem, UT
Apr 15, 2006

I'd say the height is more like 90 feet. After we lowered off with a 60 meter rope we had maybe 5 meters left, including what was in the knots. I'm guessing a 50 meter rope won't be quite long enough if you want to lower to the ground. (You could lower to the "hanging" gully).

Note that it is a long way between the second and third bolts and there are lots of sharp, pointy things at the bottom. Fortunately the climbing is relatively easy between bolts 2 and 3. Still, for a big chicken like me, there are two fixed pins to clip and plenty of cracks for pro. The first pin is old and rusted. The second pin is new-ish and shiny and wants a long (24") sling since it is around the arete from the face. (There is also a manky old bolt around the arete, but I didn't clip it).
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Nov 22, 2007

gimmie 5.9, but still loads of fun
By Jeff Jones
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Apr 21, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

We were trying to find some shade this afternoon near the mouth of the canyon. We thought we would try the route up in the George gully. So, as a warm up we did Curious George. I love this route. Great exposure and just very fun and enjoyable climbing. It does seem like this route is almost always open as opposed to the Kitchen and surrounding crags.
By Christopher Miller
Aug 14, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route is way fun, and a good warm up. The exposure towards the top is awsome! I like the height of it, about as high up as i can go without making it a multi pitch! My girlfriend did this as her first lead, she did really well, got a little tired at the top but like we all know its a kinda a long one.
By Aaron Shields
From: Lehi, UT
Aug 30, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Flashed this thrilling route toward the end of our day. I'm blaming the shaking on fatigue, but it might have had something to do with the incredible exposure of this long climb. Agree with Perin, it's a 90-footer. We used the chains about a third of the way up to teach some multi-pitch techniques.
By Brandon Ashby
From: Kamas, UT
Jun 1, 2013

I love the exposure of this climb. A long thrilling jaunt. Easily accessed, shady landing and fun climbing. It's a little run out towards the top if I remember correctly.
By Eric Hardester
From: Provo, Utah
Sep 21, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbed it yesterday. Awesome climb. I didn't know if I could trust the fixed pins, so I used the chains on the "hanging" gully for my 3rd bolt instead.
George from the Northwest <br />2 <a href='/v/lounge-lizards-p1/106067484'>Lounge Lizards P1</a> 5.10c <br />5 <a href='/v/george-direct/105741356'>George Direct</a> 5.9 <br />6 <a href='/v/george-of-the-jungle/106067473'>George of the Jungle</a> 5.12a <br />7 <a href='/v/curious-george/105741353'>Curious George</a> 5.8 <br />8 <a href='/v/hello-mcfly/106067481'>Hello McFly</a> 5.10b <br />9 <a href='/v/another-for-the-road/106067477'>Another for the Road</a> 5.10b <br />
George from the Northwest
2 Lounge Lizards P1 5.10c
5 George Direct 5.9
6 George of the Jungle 5.12a
7 Curious George 5.8
8 Hello McFly 5.10b
9 Another for the Road 5.10b
Didn't need any long slings doing it that way, either.