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Aid Line (Chockstone Roulette?) T 
Beside the Pillar T 
Big Hands Roof aka Zombie Woof T 
Blood Pulse T 
Calcite Fingers T 
Curve, The T 
Dirty Red Cam Corner T 
Far Right Corner T 
Flake (unknown there was no plaque) T 
Fork It (HVS) T 
Frank Zappa Appreciation Society (aka Cobra Roof), The T 
Green Cam Lie Back T 
Hands to OW T 
Hands to OW Chimney (unknown due to no plaque) T 
Hanging to the Right (unknown due to no plaque) T 
Left Leaner T 
Mr. Sheeley T 
Muffin Man (aka Leaning Corner or Moderation) T 
My Big 3 Inch (no plaque at bottom) T 
One Bolt Wonder (unknown not a plaque) T 
OW Corner T 
Point 5 roof T 
Short Dihedral T 
Short, Some Hands T 
Slightly Overhanging Wide Corner (unknown no plaque) T 
Uncle Remus (aka Short Corner) T 
Zig-Zag T 

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
John Widerman on a beautiful day in Escalante.
John Widerman on a beautiful day in Escalante.
 ...on The Curve just below the upper crux. Beauti...
...on The Curve just below the upper crux. Beauti...
Gwen working on foot placement.
Gwen working on foot placement.
Kate just past the crux.
Kate just past the crux.
Almost there.
Almost there.
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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