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Routes in S-Curve - The Pile

Compiled S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Dog Pile S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gomer Pile S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Left Pile S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pile Surgery S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Right Pile S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unknown S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Merrill Bitter, Mike Beck 1989
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Shared By: Dave Budge on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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One of BCC's best fitness routes, and a great intro to steep climbing. Many a climber's first 5.11d. The rock isn't the best, but for a quick pump it's hard to beat. Better early before the sun and late when the sun is to the west. Often twenty degrees cooler than the S-Curves.


6 QuickdrawsAnchors: fixed steel biners
Allen Briggs  
The fixed biners are still very worn down at the top. I would highly recommend using your own gear at the top. Sep 19, 2015
great route...the fixie anchors at the top look really worn...probably should think about replacing soon? Sep 5, 2013
Jon Zucco
Denver, CO
Jon Zucco   Denver, CO
i wish i had a dollar for every time someone called this route, "pumpy". but yeah, this route is super pumpy. Oct 22, 2012
Farmington, utah
KipHenrie   Farmington, utah
Awesome Pump. The first 3 clips is the easy part! Absolutely superb climb. Thanks Merrill. Apr 16, 2012
Cowboy Roy
Cowboy Roy   SLC, UT
Really fun climb to go get a burn on just move fast she's pumpy Aug 10, 2011
Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
There seems to be 2 options for between bolts 1 and 2. One is to go straight up which seems to be the intended way, but many head out left to the huge flake and then back right. Super fun juggy route. Jun 20, 2011
West Valley, UT
mattjbudd   West Valley, UT
Here's a video of Right Pile. Excuse the music and horrible camera angle. What a stinkin' pump fest. Great route though!!… May 21, 2010
Salt Lake, Utah
WasatchChic   Salt Lake, Utah
One of the best 11's in Big Cottonwood. For shorter folks (I'm 5 ft 4 in) try two heel/toe cams for the crux. Aug 6, 2008
McRae Williams  
This is an amazing route with very powerful and steep climbing. I fired the crux and then fell at the third bolt. I fell twice more between there and the chains working out the beta. I'll be back soon for the redpoint. Jul 8, 2008
Lets do It soon.
You got my number Bro... Apr 7, 2008
The Fixe sport anchors at the top of this route were dangerously worn through (half-way, in fact.) They were replaced by Mike White of the ASCA,, around October 2007.

Unfortunately, at that point I'd never been up Left Pile and didn't know those anchors were just as bad. That's the project for this spring, so I'll see if I can ropegun for Mike again and get him up there to replace those. Apr 5, 2008

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