Elevation: 7,229 ft
GPS: 39.563, -111.69 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Glenn Ritter on May 18, 2018
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

You have the Minimum, and now you have The Maximum. Appropriately, The Maximum is located directly across from (and above) the Minimum. The routes climb up from a large ledge system that is about 60' up. The walls below the Maximum are called The Mini Max (between the Minimum and The Maximum).

Most of the routes are gently overhanging although many of them have a steep couple of moves leaving the ledge. There is a curve to the walls, but in general they get afternoon sun and lots of morning shade. In the popular summer months, you can climb shaded until mid day, and in the cooler months you can enjoy warm sun in the afternoon while folks down at the Minimum are freezing. The routes on the left side get more mid-morning sun.

The Maximum is a very unique and cool hang, perched up above the valley floor. But this height comes with some responsibilities that should be adhered to:
1) Be EXTREMELY careful not to drop or roll rocks off as there are both routes and trails directly below! We took great care to remove as many rocks as we could to reduce this risk, but there still are some rocks. Most were raked and blown off to prep the crag but its not perfectly clean.
2) The Maximum is NOT kid or dog friendly (or safe)! For the sake of climbers on the routes below, please do not attempt to bring your dogs.
3) There are no restrooms up there. It's a roomy, but confined rocky ledge. Plan before you go up.
4) Use the belay anchors which are installed at the base of most climbs.
5) Always stick clip at least the first bolt, if not the second (plus the belay anchor). Why risk slipping before clipping the first and taking you and your belayer over the edge for a long ride?
6) Again... Assume other climbers are beneath you!
7) Be smart and treat this elevated crag with the respect it deserves.

Getting There

Located in Right Fork, directly across from The Minimum. From the Parking, follow the main Right Fork trail until you reach the turnoff for The Minimum. Look for an obvious trail going to the right (north) that takes you to the lower walls within a minute or so. This lower wall is The Mini Max. Walk up the hill along the base of the Mini Max and up the stairs in the gully which take you to a climb up with rungs. There are via ferrata rungs and spikes installed to make it fast, relatively safe, and convenient to climb up to the upper ledges (no dogs and not kid friendly).

At the end of the day, IF your rope is long enough, you can lower off some of the routes all the way to the ground, otherwise, downclimb the rungs.

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Looks great! Psyched to check it out! Thanks for the work!!!! May 19, 2018
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
Seriously nice work! I have always looked at this wall from the Minimum and thought that it needed to be developed, thanks! May 23, 2018
Some of the most spectacular scenic views at Maple. Jun 4, 2018
TS Burton
Ogden, Utah
TS Burton   Ogden, Utah
Thanks Glenn, Joi, and friends for all the effort in opening this new area. The work accomplished on the approaches and the bolting and cleaning of these new routes was greatly appreciated. The routes we climbed ranged from good to excellent. We knocked off a couple of cobbles, but that was to be expected with new Maple routes. This area is definitely worth a visit for the climbing routes, but also a worthwhile place just to hang out, have lunch, or enjoy the view. Jun 4, 2018