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The Pile is a very popular sport climbing crag that is shaded in the summer, next to a pleasant stream, and just a few steps from the highway. There are about 6 bolted routes from 5.10a to 5.12b on the east-facing wall across the stream.
From the digital sign at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, drive 4.25 miles up canyon until the very obvious S-Curve in the road. There is a small parking lot and also room to park along the side of the road. The Pile is the closest of the several crags near the S-Curve. Be careful of oncoming traffic when you cross the street to the north. Follow the Hidden Falls trail along a small stream for about 50 feet. Cross the stream to the west to find the routes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for S-Curve - The Pile:
Dog Pile 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Right Pile 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Pile Surgery 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Left Pile 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch
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Right Pile 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a UT : Wasatch Range : ... : S-Curve - The Pile
One of BCC's best fitness routes, and a great intro to steep climbing. Many a climber's first 5.11d. The rock isn't the best, but for a quick pump it's hard to beat. Better early before the sun and late when the sun is to the west. Often twenty degrees cooler than the S-Curves....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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