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GPS: 40.63387, -111.72201
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Shared By: Eric Jacobsen on Mar 27, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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This is the main wall that everyone means when they say S-Curve Area. There are 30+ climbs from 5.6 to 5.13d (the hardest route in BCC according to Ruckman). If you're looking for hard sport climbs, this is the place to go. This area is very overhanging and the rock is hard quartzite with lots of angles. The wall is south/west facing so has some good morning shade. The right (east) end of the wall has some shade trees as well. Almost all routes can be descended with a single rope, though most of the two-pitch routes require two rappels. Ruckman gives 3 stars to Dog Eat Dog (.13d) and Black Monday (.11d). Check it out!

Getting There Suggest change

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. Follow the Mill B North Fork trail on the north side of the road to the third swithback where a climber's trail branches off to the east to the base of the wall. Approach is about 5 minutes. Enjoy the stacked-rock figures scattered throughout the area (enhanced cairns??).

25 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at S-Curve - Lower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 154
Melting Point
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 132
Bourbon Street
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 131
Madison Avenue
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 67
[Redacted]
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 73
Skid Row Variation
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 396
Black Monday
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 64
Ionic Bonding
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 88
Times Square
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 50
Cross Town
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 20
Mass Wasting
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Melting Point
 154
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bourbon Street
 132
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Madison Avenue
 131
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
[Redacted]
 67
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Skid Row Variation
 73
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Black Monday
 396
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ionic Bonding
 64
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Times Square
 88
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cross Town
 50
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Mass Wasting
 20
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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