Elevation: 6,208 ft
GPS: 40.634, -111.724 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: GRK on Sep 23, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

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

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.

52 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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 118
Geronimo
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Skyscraper
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
Clean Underwear
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 80
Urban Sprawl
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 127
Melting Point
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 189
Dog Pile
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 106
Bourbon Street
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 116
Madison Avenue
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
[Redacted]
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 331
Black Monday
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 58
Ionic Bonding
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 70
Times Square
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 45
Cross Town
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 141
Right Pile
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 87
Left Pile
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Geronimo S-Curve - Upper Wall
 118
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Skyscraper S-Curve - Upper Wall
 44
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Clean Underwear S-Curve - Upper Wall
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Urban Sprawl S-Curve - Upper Wall
 80
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport, TR
Melting Point S-Curve - Lower
 127
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dog Pile S-Curve - The Pile
 189
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Bourbon Street S-Curve - Lower
 106
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Madison Avenue S-Curve - Lower
 116
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
[Redacted] S-Curve - Lower
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Black Monday S-Curve - Lower
 331
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ionic Bonding S-Curve - Lower
 58
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Times Square S-Curve - Lower
 70
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Cross Town S-Curve - Lower
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Right Pile S-Curve - The Pile
 141
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Left Pile S-Curve - The Pile
 87
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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