S-Curve Bouldering Climbing
Routes in S-Curve Bouldering
|Cave Arts V6- 7A|
|GPS:||37.717, -112.847 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||lance stine on Dec 10, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
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DescriptionThe S-Curve bouldering is a ridge of limestone offering climbing on Rifle like rock. Along the ridge's base you'll find several bouldering caves, some boulderable cliff faces, walls that are too high to boulder, and a few bolted routes. While the rock near the road is crumbly, the caves and walls higher along the ridge are good rock.
The mountain side setting is nice. It faces west and is shady. It is nearly as high as Brian Head Village so it is cool in the summer.
The area hasn't seen a consistent development effort so it lacks trails and landings. Sent boulder problems haven't been named or graded. There are a lot of unclimbed lines.
The rock can have patches of rugosité. Those sharp little devils need to be removed. The climb Cave Arts was almost abandoned because of rugosité on the large, round, undercling hold. However, after taking care to remove the rugosité from the entire hold, the climb is fine.
Getting ThereLocation on google maps
To reach the crag, take Interstate 15 to exit 75 at Parowan, then it's a little less than a 14 mile drive up the mountain. A multi-colored limestone cliff band will come down to the road just before the s-curve in the road. Along this cliff band is the bouldering.
To reach the bouldering hike along the top of the cliff. This will bypass some impassable areas and any hiking up the steep mountain slope. When there is a break in the cliff, hike down to the cliff's base. Walk along the base to the climbing.
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