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S-Curve - The Pile

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S-Curve - The Pile  

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

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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shot from up the hill from pile. onsight attempt

Left Pile 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : S-Curve - The Pile
Once at the Pile area, this route is directly to the right of Gomer Pile and shares anchors with it. Getting up to the third bolt is pretty easy, with it being 5.10 climbing. Clipping the fourth bolt is a challenge as you're on a small, somewhat slopey hold. After that, is the crux of the climb, then huge jugs the rest of the way up. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Chris Doobtrain
From: Sandy, Utah
Sep 22, 2014
Found a pair of climbing shoes and a chalk bag at the pile on 9/20/14. If you can message me what shoes, size and color of the chalk bag, they're yours.
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