REI Community
S-Curve - The Pile
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Compiled S 
Dog Pile S 
Gomer Pile S 
Hidden Falls 
Left Pile S 
Pile Surgery S 
Right Pile S 
Unknown S 

Dog Pile 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Steve Bullock 1990
Page Views: 4,123
Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 19, 2003

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (147)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Jared making it look good. Looking practically str...


The furthest right line of 4 bolts. Steep and pumpy, with no resting. Pump it out.


2 bolts for anchors and 4 draws for the climb.

Photos of Dog Pile Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: topping out on the Dog Pile
topping out on the Dog Pile
Rock Climbing Photo: Man, this climb kicked my butt!!
Man, this climb kicked my butt!!
Rock Climbing Photo: The old man feeling a bit of a pump near the 4th b...
The old man feeling a bit of a pump near the 4th b...

Comments on Dog Pile Add Comment
Show which comments
Comments displayed oldest to newestSkip Ahead to the Most Recent Dated Sep 28, 2017
By Vince Romney
May 19, 2004

The holds are all there, just move fast to avoid the pump... Good climb to cycle for a workout.
By icsteveoh
From: salt lake city, UT
May 31, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

this took me 2 years and 5 tries to finally link it all up.
By Tosh Peters
From: Park City, UT
Jul 8, 2008
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

this thing is really fun and quit sustained, i thought this was hard for 10b.
By McRae Williams
Jul 8, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route is exciting and steep. Shake it out at the jug below the third bolt then dont stop til the chains. Hard and sustained, but great.
By Jon Zucco
From: Denver, CO
Sep 17, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

it's a sandbag. sweet sequence options. small holds. pumpy. sustained, ten plus climbing. totally worth pulling.
By grego
From: SLC, Utah
Aug 7, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Great climb. It was over 100 degrees but next to this creek on this climb it was nice and cool. great spot
By mattjbudd
From: West Valley, UT
May 21, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Here's a video of Dog Pile. What a cool climb.

By Steve M Miller
From: Park City, Ut
Aug 24, 2010

really fun climb kinda pumpy be careful found some big loose holds near the top.
By mattjbudd
From: West Valley, UT
Sep 7, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

My favorite clipping hold fell off of this route recently. Before, I thought this route was more like a 5.10c/d, but now I feel it's more like a 5.10d.
By Cowboy Roy
From: SLC, UT
Jul 7, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

even if you have done this millions of times I still think its more like 10d
By Sam Miller
From: salt lake city, UT
Aug 5, 2012

This climb is really a 5.11a. I've climbed every climb at this area multiple times and in comparison it's definitely 5.11a. Anyone trying to call this 5.10b is just trying to sound tough. Holds have definitely broken since it first went up.
By Aaron Livingston
From: Moab, UT
Feb 22, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

SUSTAINED and pumpy! the crux sequence is a little tricky but very cool!
From: Salt Lake City
Jun 8, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

This climb is a 5.10+, not a 5.10b.
By Tyler Needham
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 10, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I think with the right sequence this isn't any harder than 10c. Climb above the fourth bolt to better holds to clip from.
By split161
Sep 1, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

fun route, as other have said probably more like 10.C...although if you are using the crappy holds I guess it could feel harder

fyi, left quick link at the anchors on the hanger end should be replaced...rusted and gouged half way through.

^^[the old quicklink has been replaced with a new one!]
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Feb 1, 2014
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Once you have done this fifty times, it really is 5.10b/c at the easiest, probably more like 5.10c/d. I am not going to pretend that it is not demanding and physical. But this is SLC, where I have seen pre-adolescent girls literally huck warm up laps on my V6 project in LCC (Lance's Dihedral at Secret Garden). Once you know your sequence and which holds to use and which are sucker holds, it is an okay climb. It is not really a great warm up, as the pumpy business comes on fast and it is so short.
By dnaiscool
Apr 21, 2015

...I climbed this in '92, and it was a .10b jug haul...well...

Many of them jugs are gone...many, it's a field of sucker holds

...IMO.... .11a ...or.. .10d with it wired...super tricky to on-sight.

I've seen solid 5.11 climbers, good climbers, flick on the on-sight burn.

Do this and then head on up to the Lower S-Curve and compare...just sayin'..
By Dan Goodman
Sep 19, 2015

Found two quick-draws hanging from the anchors of this route a couple of weeks ago. I took them down as this is not necessarily a good crag to leave gear on safety wise. If you want them back, feel free to hit me up with a description of the draws and they are yours. (801) 699-4535, feel free to text or call.
By JSaarela
From: Park City
Sep 28, 2017
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Climbed this before Black Monday thinking it would be a good warm up. Definitely full of sucker holds, and more sustained than BM in my opinion. Warm up on Black Monday, have fun finding the right holds.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About