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Gomer Pile

5.10a, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 1.8 from 184 votes
FA: Bob Caldwell, 1993
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Big Cottonwood… > S-Curves > S-Curve - The Pile

Description

Sustained climbing, but you knew that because you are at The Pile. This climb is a lot easier (off-route) if you get your feet on the left of the arete. Enjoy the pump.

Location

The leftmost line on the main Pile wall.

Protection

5 bolts to ring anchors.

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Hook your heels onto the side flakes for a brief rest and shake out if you get pumped.
[Hide Photo] Hook your heels onto the side flakes for a brief rest and shake out if you get pumped.
Awesome summer crag. Not only are you in the shade, but you have this little bad boy to help keep you cool!
[Hide Photo] Awesome summer crag. Not only are you in the shade, but you have this little bad boy to help keep you cool!
The first bolt can feel a little sketch if it's your first time climbing the route and first climb of the day. Not as bad as it looks at times.
[Hide Photo] The first bolt can feel a little sketch if it's your first time climbing the route and first climb of the day. Not as bad as it looks at times.
Looking at the route
[Hide Photo] Looking at the route
bolts are a little reach
[Hide Photo] bolts are a little reach
Hate those freehanging draws, can never clip them clean.
[Hide Photo] Hate those freehanging draws, can never clip them clean.

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Tom Caldwell
Alpine, UT
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] This route was put up in 1993 by Bob Caldwell. This is a fun route. Give it a go. Jun 8, 2010
Aaron Livingston
Ouray, CO
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Must do route in the S Curves area, going off route is very easy tho try and avoid going left around the arete. Extremely pumpy (like everything at dog pile) Feb 22, 2013
Garrett Carter
SL, UT
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] This felt much harder than most 10a's in BCC.. Huge jugs but the pump destroyed me. Aug 26, 2013
Joncharlesdavis
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] I liked it. Sep 25, 2015
Nicole Williams
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Just a heads up that a there's a bird nest with eggs at the last bolt on this one. The mama bird wasn't super pleased when I surprised her, which will likely get worse when the eggs hatch, so probably best to stay away and not stress them. Jun 29, 2017
J Saarela
Park City
 
[Hide Comment] Didn't notice a bird's nest today. Fire away! Sep 28, 2017
J Saarela
Park City
 
[Hide Comment] If carabiners are left at the chains, they aren't booty, they're for clipping into to lower and clean. I promise you the person that left them (wasn't me) didn't "bail" at the anchor. Here one day, gone another, so it goes. Not a huge deal but mildly disheartening to see. May 20, 2022
Mark Kadlec
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Try and stay on the bolt line, it's actually really good and juggy. If you stay left of the bolts you are missing all the fun. May 27, 2022