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S-Curves  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

44 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',15],['5.11',13],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for S-Curves:
Skyscraper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   S-Curve - Upper Wall
Glenlivet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   S-Curve - Upper Wall
Urban Sprawl   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   S-Curve - Upper Wall
Dog Pile   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   S-Curve - The Pile
Melting Point   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   S-Curve - Lower
Bourbon Street   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   S-Curve - Lower
Madison Avenue   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   S-Curve - Lower
Times Square   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   S-Curve - Lower
Megalopolis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   S-Curve - Upper Wall
Give the Dog a Bone   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   S-Curve - Upper Wall
Black Monday   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   S-Curve - Lower
Get a Life   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   S-Curve - Upper Wall
Ionic Bonding   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 120'   S-Curve - Lower
High Dive   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   S-Curve - Upper Wall
Cross Town   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   S-Curve - Lower
Mass Wasting   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   S-Curve - Lower
Right Pile   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   S-Curve - The Pile
Pile Surgery   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   S-Curve - The Pile
Left Pile   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   S-Curve - The Pile
New Cliche   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   S-Curve - New Cliche
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Featured Route For S-Curves
Red Pointing!!

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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