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Elevation: 6,274 ft
GPS: 40.63494, -111.72419
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Shared By: Eric Jacobsen on Mar 27, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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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.

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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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Classic Climbing Routes at S-Curve - The Pile

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 217
Dog Pile
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 25
Unknown
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 177
Right Pile
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
Pile Surgery
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 108
Left Pile
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
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Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dog Pile
 217
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Unknown
 25
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Right Pile
 177
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pile Surgery
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Left Pile
 108
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Compiled
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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