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Routes in S-Curve - Lower

Alpenbock Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Monday S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bourbon Street S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Choir Boy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chorus Line S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
City Slave S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Clastic Cling S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cross Town S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gas Chamber S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hard Times Variation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ionic Bonding S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Madison Avenue S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mass Wasting S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Melting Point S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not Much T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Old Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Red Light District S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Skid Row Variation S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Times Square S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tres Facile T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Shared By: Eric Jacobsen on Mar 27, 2003
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Description

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

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??).

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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
Melting Point
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bourbon Street
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
City Slave
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Clastic Cling
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Black Monday
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ionic Bonding
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Times Square
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cross Town
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mass Wasting
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Melting Point 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bourbon Street 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
City Slave 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Clastic Cling 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
Black Monday 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ionic Bonding 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Times Square 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cross Town 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Mass Wasting 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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