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Bloody Stitches

5.13b, Sport, 40 ft (12 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: Rollin Grimmett, 2019
Utah > Wasatch Range > Central Wasatch > Big Cottonwood… > S-Curves > S-Curve - The Pile


Woo, overhanging quartzite!

Start off up a faint dihedral left of the belay, and scramble left and up an easy slab for a couple moves (watch for loose rock here) to reach where the angle kicks back. From here, engaging moves on underclings lead to the lip and a crimpy easier top.

Please refrain from leaving gear on this route due to its visual impact and the proximity to the waterfall. The crux is easy enough to pull past, and cleaning the route is trivial while lowering.


Overhanging wall to the right of hidden falls.


5 bolts to anchors. Use a stick clip to place/remove a draw on the first bolt, which serves to redirect the rope for the belay.

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Seth Hendy
Salt Lake City, UT
[Hide Comment] Warning Beta Alert!!! Joseph Smith didn’t bolt it. Aug 20, 2019