The S-Curves are the comprehensive area on the north side of Big Cottonwood's token s-curve feature. Containing 4 large and diverse crags, climbing here is steep, mostly bolted and varied in length. With a fairly easy approach and bolts, bolts, bolts, its no surprise the S-Curves draw the crowds. Large enough to accommodate the masses, and wide ranging in grades, most climbers will and have been finding plenty to do here.
With the exception of the cool and shady Pile, most crags here face south and southeast. While S-Curve season is year round, sunny, fall climbing tends to be the best and winter options exist with february being prime.
Drive and park in one of the few lots or pull-outs 4.25 miles up the canyon. Cross the highway heading north to find the approach trails. See individual crags for directions.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
45 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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Black Monday 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c UT
: Wasatch Range
: ... : S-Curve - Lower
One of the funnest, steepest, most popular routes in the canyon. I worked this several years ago on a bet...which I eventually won by redpointing the route. Surprised myself that I could still do the moves, if not the whole route (yet). Super clean falls on well tested bolts. Clipping the bolt at the lip and pulling over on the slopers is the crux. This route is way overchalked and needs a serious scrubbing!!! Bring a brush and a squirt bottle for when you're done!...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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Mar 29, 2015
I found a chalk bag that was left behind at the upper S-curves on last Sunday(3/22/15). Shoot me a text with the description/make of the bag and we'll figure out how to get it back to you.
- Kameron 801-618-5554