Elevation: 7,222 ft
GPS: 39.562, -111.691 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 52,202 total · 263/month
Shared By: Chris Archer on Aug 18, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 223
Minienticer
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 60
Minimum Effort
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 168
The Minister
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 263
Groundwork
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 215
Zoaster Toaster
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 77
Afterglow
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 155
Lunchables
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 268
49
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 58
Cobble Almighty
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 29
Just Put It In
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 139
Functional Idiot
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 58
The Big Calm
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 95
Space Lord
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 37
Just a Little Something
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 32
Hooked on Estrogen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Minienticer
 223
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Minimum Effort
 60
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Minister
 168
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Groundwork
 263
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Zoaster Toaster
 215
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Afterglow
 77
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Lunchables
 155
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
49
 268
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cobble Almighty
 58
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Just Put It In
 29
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Functional Idiot
 139
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Big Calm
 58
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Space Lord
 95
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Just a Little Something
 37
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hooked on Estrogen
 32
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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