Type: Sport, 95 ft Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: Jim Knight
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Shared By: Lee Jensen on Nov 9, 2004 with updates from Alex Temus
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Easily accessed, often not crowded, and great exposure. Curious George starts up the little gully on the south about 30 feet up from the gate and The Kitchen. Look for the large chockstone lodged about twenty feet up in the gully. Curious George is the set of bolts running up the west side of the arete.

Protection

Nine bolts and fixed pins, chain anchor.
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
 
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
 
I'd say the height is more like 90 feet. After we lowered off with a 60 meter rope we had maybe 5 meters left, including what was in the knots. I'm guessing a 50 meter rope won't be quite long enough if you want to lower to the ground. (You could lower to the "hanging" gully).

Note that it is a long way between the second and third bolts and there are lots of sharp, pointy things at the bottom. Fortunately the climbing is relatively easy between bolts 2 and 3. Still, for a big chicken like me, there are two fixed pins to clip and plenty of cracks for pro. The first pin is old and rusted. The second pin is new-ish and shiny and wants a long (24") sling since it is around the arete from the face. (There is also a manky old bolt around the arete, but I didn't clip it). Apr 15, 2006
gimmie 5.9, but still loads of fun Nov 22, 2007
Jeff Jones
Elk Ridge, UT
  5.8
Jeff Jones   Elk Ridge, UT
  5.8
We were trying to find some shade this afternoon near the mouth of the canyon. We thought we would try the route up in the George gully. So, as a warm up we did Curious George. I love this route. Great exposure and just very fun and enjoyable climbing. It does seem like this route is almost always open as opposed to the Kitchen and surrounding crags. Apr 21, 2009
Christopher Miller  
  5.8
This route is way fun, and a good warm up. The exposure towards the top is awsome! I like the height of it, about as high up as i can go without making it a multi pitch! My girlfriend did this as her first lead, she did really well, got a little tired at the top but like we all know its a kinda a long one. Aug 14, 2009
Aaron Shields
Lehi, UT
  5.8 PG13
Aaron Shields   Lehi, UT
  5.8 PG13
Flashed this thrilling route toward the end of our day. I'm blaming the shaking on fatigue, but it might have had something to do with the incredible exposure of this long climb. Agree with Perin, it's a 90-footer. We used the chains about a third of the way up to teach some multi-pitch techniques. Aug 30, 2012
Brandon Ashby
Kamas, UT
Brandon Ashby   Kamas, UT
I love the exposure of this climb. A long thrilling jaunt. Easily accessed, shady landing and fun climbing. It's a little run out towards the top if I remember correctly. Jun 1, 2013
Eric Hardester
Provo, Utah
  5.8
Eric Hardester   Provo, Utah
  5.8
Climbed it yesterday. Awesome climb. I didn't know if I could trust the fixed pins, so I used the chains on the "hanging" gully for my 3rd bolt instead. Didn't need any long slings doing it that way, either. Sep 21, 2014
This was a great route! Extra exciting with a light dusting of snow and a few flakes falling in early November.

I will say that the first bolt seemed a little hairy to me... it was a pretty respectable scramble/solo to get up to it, with nastly stuff to land on if you slip up... Unless I just couldn't find the first bolt and went for the second. The first one I clipped was all the way up on the right face past the roof that had two other bolts on the under side, I presume for a different route.

Other than that, all the hardware seemed fairly decent. A couple of the pins in cracks looked a little suspicious, but they seemed pretty solid. Nov 12, 2018