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 Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in S-Curves
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for S-Curves:
Featured Route For S-Curves
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
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