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The Curve 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Jim Nigro & Janet Robinson, circa 1990
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Mar 12, 2011

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Starting the left trend.


This is a great climb with the crux right off of the deck. Finger jam high enough to sink a tight hand and continue up this tight hand/hands crack as it curves slightly to the left with the right side of the crack overlapping a bit. This climb is not to be missed!


This lies seven feet right of Short Corner. Step across the gap.


#0.4, #0.5, #0.75, doubles #1-#2 Camalot.

Photos of The Curve Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: John Widerman on a beautiful day in Escalante.
John Widerman on a beautiful day in Escalante.
Rock Climbing Photo: Yeah.
Rock Climbing Photo:  ...on The Curve just below the upper crux. Beauti...
...on The Curve just below the upper crux. Beauti...
Rock Climbing Photo: Gwen working on foot placement.
Gwen working on foot placement.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kate just past the crux.
Kate just past the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost there.
Almost there.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Curve crack....
The Curve crack....

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By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Mar 21, 2011

Punchy start, great climb.
By Aly Nicklas
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 18, 2013

I'd recommend bringing at least one # 3 up. . . .
By martinharris
From: Glenwood Springs CO
Oct 6, 2013
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

I would say 2 or 3 #3 cams and much harder than short corner in my opinion.
By Shep
From: Grand Junction, Colorado
Oct 20, 2014
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Bring a couple 3s. The whole "curvy" part is #3 size.
By Edward Medina
From: Ridgway, CO
May 18, 2015

FA - Jim Nigro & Janet Robinson, circa 1990.

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