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Elevation: 6,208 ft 1,892 m
GPS: 40.63432, -111.72437
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Shared By: GRK on Sep 23, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

Description Suggest change

The S-Curves are the comprehensive area on the north side of Big Cottonwood's token s-curve feature. Containing 4 large and diverse crags, climbing here is steep, mostly bolted and varied in length. With a fairly easy approach and bolts, bolts, bolts, its no surprise the S-Curves draw the crowds. Large enough to accommodate the masses, and wide ranging in grades, most climbers will and have been finding plenty to do here.

With the exception of the cool and shady Pile, most crags here face south and southeast. While S-Curve season is year round, sunny, fall climbing tends to be the best and winter options exist with february being prime.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive and park in one of the few lots or pull-outs 4.25 miles up the canyon. Cross the highway heading north to find the approach trails. See individual crags for directions.

60 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at S-Curves

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V7+ 7A+
 10
Dayman
Boulder
V10- 7C+
 6
Forged In Fire
Boulder
V11 8A
 4
Red Feather
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 127
Geronimo
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 104
Clean Underwear
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 85
Urban Sprawl
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 154
Melting Point
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 222
Dog Pile
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
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 396
Black Monday
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 88
Times Square
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 180
Right Pile
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 47
Pile Surgery
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 111
Left Pile
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dayman S-curve boulders
 10
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Forged In Fire S-curve boulders
 6
V10- 7C+ Boulder
Red Feather S-curve boulders
 4
V11 8A Boulder
Geronimo S-Curve - Upper Wall
 127
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Clean Underwear S-Curve - Upper Wall
 104
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Urban Sprawl S-Curve - Upper Wall
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport, TR
Melting Point S-Curve - Lower
 154
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dog Pile S-Curve - The Pile
 222
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Bourbon Street S-Curve - Lower
 132
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Madison Avenue S-Curve - Lower
 131
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Black Monday S-Curve - Lower
 396
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Times Square S-Curve - Lower
 88
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Right Pile S-Curve - The Pile
 180
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pile Surgery S-Curve - The Pile
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Left Pile S-Curve - The Pile
 111
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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