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3-2-1 S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
911 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Ben Sent S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Bollocks S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Butt Crack S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Cannonball S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Close Quarters Combat S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Cracker S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cyanide Suicide S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Death From Above S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Def-Con 1 S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
GI Joe Kung Fu Grip S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Gitmo S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Gorilla Warfare S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Gun Tower S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hammerhead S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Mr. Hanky S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Neptune's Spear S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
One percent S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
SST S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Silent but Deadly S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Special Forces S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
TSS S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Vote with a Bullet S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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Shared By: Taylor Roy on Jul 8, 2012
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Description

The Compound is a steep, North facing crag with about 20 routes between 5.11 and 5.14.

Since the cave has a large shelf at half height most of the routes stop at about 60 feet. The routes are the perfect middle ground between the intensely bouldery stuff found in Box Canyon, and the mega pumpy endurance fests at the Pipe Dream.

Like most areas at Maple, this area is still cleaning up, so don't stand below people when they are climbing.

Getting There

If you don't have a 4 wheel drive car, park at the top of the groomed Canyon Road near the Right Fork trail and continue up the semi-steep, rough Canyon Road another 15 minutes until you reach a sharp left and then a sharp right turn. After the right turn you will see an obvious trail on your left that leads up a dirt slope. Follow this trail for 5 minutes to the base of the Compound. If you have a 4 wheel drive car, you can drive all the way to the small trail that cuts off the main road.

This road has very little shade. So be ready to suffer in the sun if you visit in the Summer.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Compound

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 27
One percent
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
GI Joe Kung Fu Grip
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 30
Gun Tower
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 13
3-2-1
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 19
911
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Special Forces
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Neptune's Spear
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Death From Above
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Vote with a Bullet
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 3
Hammerhead
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
One percent
 27
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
GI Joe Kung Fu Grip
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gun Tower
 30
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
3-2-1
 13
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
911
 19
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Special Forces
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Neptune's Spear
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Death From Above
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Vote with a Bullet
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Hammerhead
 3
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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Taylor Roy
Salt Lake City, UT
Taylor Roy   Salt Lake City, UT
An old topo can be found at:

rockclimbing.com/photos/Top…

#6 is Neptune's Spear. Jul 8, 2012
Spencer Anderson
Fort Collins, CO
Spencer Anderson   Fort Collins, CO
Guide book doesn't mention it but needing 4WD or AWD is no joke. The road is way too lose. Aug 17, 2012
SM Ryan  
#6 on the topo link is called Death from Above. It climbs straight up and links into Nine-11 and finishes on those anchors.Neptune Spear was bolted in 2011 and is immediately left of Death from above.
Neptune spear finishes on Gun Tower. For fun, you can take Neptune Spear & finish on Nine-11. Aug 27, 2012
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
Just a heads up..... Of course it is any climber's responsibility to check out fixed hardware if they are using it. We removed two very sharp half worn through fixed draws off of first bolts today. Take a look at what you are climbing on before you trust it with your life. The crag in general could use an upgrade if fixed gear is going to be the norm. Jun 4, 2014

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