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The Minimum Crag

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

The Minimum Crag  


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Location: 39.5622, -111.6906 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.0 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['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 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Blind In The Water   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
The Minister   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Groundwork   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
The Put Down   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
49   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Cobble Almighty   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Afterglow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Zoaster Toaster   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Lunchables   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Functional Idiot   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 90'   
The Big Calm   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 80'   
Hooked on Estrogen   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 90'   
Just Put It In   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   
Just a Little Something   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Space Lord   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Wicked Way   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For The Minimum Crag
Just into the 5.12 section of lunchables.

Lunchables 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Maple Canyon : ... : The Minimum Crag
This is a nice pumpy route that climbs one of the few obvious features on the wall. There are a handful of moves in the lower bit of the route that are actually harder than the rest but most will cite the pump as the main difficulty. Start up the face with some long moves on good holds or use loads of other options. Some harder moves around the 4th bolt and just before reaching the roof. Layback up the right facing corner to an alcove and rest as best you can. Bust left out the exciting undercli...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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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
climbing at minimum
climbing at minimum
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)