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.
Nine bolts and fixed pins, chain anchor.
Steve reaching hard for the final move.
BETA PHOTO: A very few of the many routes on George
Just after the crux and almost to the top. The are...
BETA PHOTO: Southeast view of Curios George. The route starts ...
Gwen Blanchard about three-quarters up Curious Geo...
High on Curious Steve can't help but wonder if he ...
Hanging out at the top of the first pitch if you b...
|Comments on Curious George
|By Perin Blanchard|
From: Orem, UT
Apr 15, 2006
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).
|By Jeff Jones|
From: Elk Ridge, UT
Apr 21, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
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.
|By Christopher Miller|
Aug 14, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
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.
|By Aaron Shields|
From: Lehi, UT
Aug 30, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c 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.
|By Brandon Ashby|
From: Kamas, UT
Jun 1, 2013
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.