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The Minimum Crag

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49 
Afterglow 
Big Calm, The 
Blind In The Water 
Cobble Almighty 
Functional Idiot 
Groundwork 
Guard Boy 
Hooked on Estrogen 
Just a Little Something 
Just Put It In 
Lunchables 
Minienticer 
Minimum Effort 
Minister, The 
Put Down, The 
Space Lord 
Wicked Way, The 
Zoaster Toaster 

The Minimum Crag 


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Description 

Located in the Right Hand Fork of Maple Canyon, the Minimum Crag is a shady, gently overhanging sport crag with approximately 20 routes from 5.9 through 5.13. The majority of routes are well-bolted and in the hard 11 through mid 12 range. The Crag is quite popular due to the high quality routes and soft grades.


Getting There 

The trailhead is located at a small pull-out big enough for two cars on the west side of the road (the right hand side as you head uphill). Hike up the trail for approximately 5-8 minutes. The second trail on the left takes you to the Minimum Crag. The Crag is visible from the trail. It faces NNE and gets early morning sun, but is in the shade by around 11 am.


19 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',12],['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 The Minimum Crag:
Minienticer   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Blind In The Water   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
The Minister   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Groundwork   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
The Put Down   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
49   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cobble Almighty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Afterglow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Zoaster Toaster   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lunchables   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Big Calm   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Functional Idiot   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 90'   
Just Put It In   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
Hooked on Estrogen   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 90'   
Just a Little Something   5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Space Lord   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Wicked Way   5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Zoaster Toaster 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a  UT : Maple Canyon : ... : The Minimum Crag
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Stan belaying Yusuf at the Minimum Crag.
Stan belaying Yusuf at the Minimum Crag.
The middle line is Zoaster Toaster.
The middle line is Zoaster Toaster.
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the minimum crag
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Climber at the Minimum
Climber at the Minimum
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By KipHenrie
From: centerville, utah
Jun 9, 2011

Maybe this will help. From Jason Stevens Guidebook with its original ratings.

Left to Right.

1. Guard Boy 10a (around the left corner)
2. Blind in the Water 11a
3. The Minister 11b
4. Wicked Way 12d/13a
5. Just a Little Something 13a
6. PJ
7. Lunchables 12b
8. 49 12b
9. Space Lord 12d
10. Just Put it In 12c
11. Hooked on Estrogen 12d
12. Functional Idiot 12d
13. Zoaster Toaster 12a
14. Big Calm 12c
15. Afterglow 12b
16. Groundwork 12b
17 Put Down 12c
18. PJ (Up around the right side)
19. Minienticer 5.9 (Up around the right side)