Elevation: 7,222 ft
GPS: 39.562, -111.691 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Archer on Aug 18, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Minimum Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 10
Baby Gap
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 170
Minienticer
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 134
The Minister
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 208
Groundwork
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 168
Zoaster Toaster
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 68
Afterglow
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 119
Lunchables
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 196
49
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 40
Cobble Almighty
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 19
Just Put It In
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 103
Functional Idiot
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 47
The Big Calm
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 76
Space Lord
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 30
Just a Little Something
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 27
Hooked on Estrogen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Baby Gap
 10
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Minienticer
 170
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Minister
 134
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Groundwork
 208
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Zoaster Toaster
 168
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Afterglow
 68
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Lunchables
 119
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
49
 196
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cobble Almighty
 40
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Just Put It In
 19
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Functional Idiot
 103
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Big Calm
 47
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Space Lord
 76
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Just a Little Something
 30
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hooked on Estrogen
 27
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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KipHenrie
Farmington, utah
KipHenrie   Farmington, utah
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) Jun 9, 2011
Evan Barlow
Durango, CO
Evan Barlow   Durango, CO
I think I left a pair of kantana Lace ups at the bottom of the minimum wall yesterday. Please let me know if you have seen them 505-500-7263 Sep 18, 2017