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49 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Afterglow S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Baby Gap S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Big Calm, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Blind In The Water S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Carters S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Children's Place S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cobble Almighty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Functional Idiot S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Groundwork S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Guard Boy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gymboree S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Hooked on Estrogen S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hot Topic S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Just Put It In S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Just a Little Something S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Justice S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Lunchables S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Minienticer S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Minimum Effort S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Minister, The S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Put Down, The S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Space Lord S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Wicked Way, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Zoaster Toaster S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Bill Boyle
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Shared By: Paul Hunnicutt on Jul 6, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Start just left of a deep chimney on a dark face. Climb easy 5th class past a couple bolts to a long face that gets steeper about 2/3 the way up. Climb past the steep section (crux) and finish at two bolts. Climbers with good footwork won't get that warmed up on this route...if you are climbing the 12's around the corner that is. However, an excellent and long route on its own.

Location

On the right side of the Minimum, uphill from Afterglow

Protection

Many bolts (12-14 maybe?) to anchors with biners on them, but I'd bring two draws as backup - many biners at Maple are quite worn.

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James Hicks
Grand Junction, CO
 
James Hicks   Grand Junction, CO
 
The comment about the belay stance seems odd since everyone in our party commented how nice it was. Fun route, nothing too hard just felt like sustained 5.9 climbing. Jul 5, 2016
James Cranston
Boulder, CO
 
James Cranston   Boulder, CO
 
Great line, hard for the grade. Don't forget to look at the view. Bring a chalk bag (woops). The belay stance is kind of junk, use a GriGri. Sep 10, 2015
Best 9 I have been on in a very long time, maybe ever. Jul 22, 2013
jeacmusic
  5.9 PG13
jeacmusic  
  5.9 PG13
I want to say 14 bolts plus anchor. Jun 10, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.9
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.9
FYI- don't use the left hand of the three anchor bolts, its pulling out of the rock. Its not wiggling, so it may be good, but a good chunk of the bolt is visible. Better to use the middle and right hand bolts for TR'ing. Sep 5, 2011
split161
  5.9
split161  
  5.9
my favorite 5.9 climb in the canyon...didnt think it was too pumpy due to the good rest spots, really cool exposure May 29, 2011
Jason Stevens
Ephraim, UT
 
Jason Stevens   Ephraim, UT
 
Crazy cool right-hand pumper! Jul 31, 2010
Greg Taylor  
 
Maybe I stared in the wrong place or more likely there is a new(er) route between the steep face and Minienticer because the bottom 20-30 feet was really sandy with enough loose rock to make it exciting. I started on the face left of the arete in the picture, the first bolt was just out of reach from the ground and went up the face through the dark streak seen in the upper left of the beta photo to chain anchors. Also this took 16 draws, plus two for the chains. Some long draws for the lower portion would be good to avoid a lot of rope drag. Jun 14, 2010
Monty
Golden, CO
  5.9+
Monty   Golden, CO  
  5.9+
pumpiest 5.9 ever Sep 2, 2009
Tryhard Scoville
Sandy, UT
  5.9
Tryhard Scoville   Sandy, UT
  5.9
This is a very fun route that will test your endurance at the end. Most clips will be made with left hand, so expect your right arm to get very pumped. Keep in mind that cobbles can pull at any time on any of the routes in the area. I pulled a cobble before clipping the first bolt. I made a pretty good landing after falling roughly 10 feet to the down slope. Unfortunately, another group's crag dog got spooked and nipped my leg, adding insult to injury. Jul 6, 2009
Texaswall
The Woodlands, TX
 
Texaswall   The Woodlands, TX
 
Anchor now sports three chains, but do note that it is not particularly easy to clean this route on rappel. 12 bolts. May 30, 2008
KipHenrie
Farmington, utah
 
KipHenrie   Farmington, utah
 
This is a must do for the beginner climber. really long with a nice ride off the top. a very unique climb that hugs the arette. Nov 9, 2007