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S-Curve - Upper Wall

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Beware of Dog S 
Bite the Wall S 
Clean Underwear S 
Devious Dogs S 
Geronimo S 
Get a Grip S 
Get a Life S 
Give the Dog a Bone S 
Glenlivet T 
Gravy Train T 
High Dive S 
Little Feat T 
Megalopolis S 
Skyscraper T 
Teaming Metropolis S 
Urban Sprawl S,TR 

S-Curve - Upper Wall 


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Location: 40.63471, -111.72262 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eric Jacobsen on Mar 27, 2003
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Description 

Continuing the S-Curve tradition, the Upper Wall has mostly sport routes in the 5.10 - 5.11 range. This wall is smaller and more broken than the lower wall. A few routes require a walk-off to the west, but most can be lowered with a single rope.


Getting There 

From the digital sign at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, drive 4.25 miles up canyon until the very obvious S-Curve in the road. There is a small parking lot and also room to park along the side of the road. Follow the Mill B North Fork trail on the north side of the road to the third switchback as for the Lower Wall. Branch off to the east and follow the length of the Lower Wall to the east. Find a trail that rounds the east end of the Lower Wall and head up a gully to the north to read the Upper Wall.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for S-Curve - Upper Wall:
Skyscraper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
Glenlivet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Urban Sprawl   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Beware of Dog   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Give the Dog a Bone   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Megalopolis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Get a Life   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
High Dive   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
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Featured Route For S-Curve - Upper Wall
The slopey bulge section is directly above the pinon pine tree.  The crux roofs are pretty hard to miss.  Look close and you can see the anchor chains rusting away.

Bite the Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : S-Curve - Upper Wall
Climb an easy corner and around the right side of a pinon pine to the bottom of the steep face. The first bolt is about 30 feet off the deck. Cruise past the first three bolts with a few mantles and good footwork, clip the fourth bolt and chalk up for the slopers. Pulls on slopers get you to the lip, stand up and pull over the lip (not as easy as it sounds). There is another sizeable gap between the fourth and firth bolts, but the climbing is easy. Climb up a corner under the roof and trave...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Traversing left from Geronimo's anchors to setup a TR for either Clean Underwear or Urban Sprawl is quite easy.
BETA PHOTO: Traversing left from Geronimo's anchors to setup a...
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