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Routes in S-Curve - The Pile

Compiled S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dog Pile S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gomer Pile S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hidden Falls WI3-
Left Pile S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pile Surgery S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Right Pile S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unknown S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Elevation: 6,274 ft
GPS: 40.635, -111.724 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Eric Jacobsen on Mar 27, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

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.

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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.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dog Pile
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Right Pile
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pile Surgery
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Left Pile
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Compiled
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dog Pile 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Right Pile 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pile Surgery 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Left Pile 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Compiled 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Nicole Williams
Salt Lake City, UT
Nicole Williams   Salt Lake City, UT
Found some belay gloves yesterday. Message me if you want them back. Jun 29, 2017
If you are planning to climb at S-Curves or the Pile in Big Cottonwood Canyon this weekend, let us replace the bolts first and pick another spot to climb. Thanks to the handful of dedicated volunteers out doing this work for the community!

Funds raised at the 7th Annual Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser Party pay for this replacement work. Come out and support. TICKETS: saltlakeclimbers.org/events/

May 20, 2016
Found some sunglasses up at The Pile today, if you lost them, text me with a description of them at 801-699-4535 and they're yours. Jul 13, 2015
Boissal
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
It's a new line which went up a couple of years ago, probably 11c, can't remember who put it up or the name... Jul 7, 2015
Brian Ways
SLC, UT
Brian Ways   SLC, UT
Does anyone know what the climb on the wall to the left of Goomer Pile 5.10a is? It is in the center of the wall with 5 bolts to chains.
Jul 7, 2015
Chris Doobtrain
Sandy, Utah
Chris Doobtrain   Sandy, Utah
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. Sep 22, 2014

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