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Minion Mtn. S,TR Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
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Type: Sport, TR, 80 ft
FA: Chris Greevers
Page Views: 460 total · 11/month
Shared By: Chris Greevers on Oct 23, 2014
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Minion Mtn was named because it's yellow and small like minions.
3 routes All top roped by the same anchor.
Easy approach, and fun for the family.
Area is good for experienced climbers to take beginning climbers and for rappelling activities for youth groups as well.
There is a bolt in the alcove on the hike to top to create a safety tether to the anchors.
This area is a new area and due to the nature of the rock (choss) you will encounter loose and hollow sounding rock. It is recommended to wear a helmet and use good judgement.

Location

Striking yellow rock formation on right/ south of the needle
Follow trail an stay to the right after rock carins to GN.

Once at the slab base. Hike up right to palo verde tree in alcove then left to the top to the anchors.

Protection

3 bolt anchor (parties have added a sling to the boulders by the anchors for added redundancy and saftey).
There is a bolt in the alcove on the hike to top to create a safety tether to the anchors.

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Clarification. The length of this route is more than 40 feet. Took my kids up there today with a 60 m rope and it barely did the job to TR the anchors and that with about 8 feet of webbing equalizer. Route length is probably closer to 70 to 80 feet from the bottom of the rock to the anchors. Apr 29, 2017
I found hollow sounding rock just a few inches away from two of the three anchor bolts. Most of the rock on this route breaks off easily and sounds hollow when it is tapped on. I rapped some webbing around the rocks at the top to have another anchor point and more redundancy. I also agree with the previous comment. This route is more like 60-80 feet from the bottom. Sep 29, 2017
Chris Greevers
San Tan Valley, az
 
Chris Greevers   San Tan Valley, az
 
Hey thanks for the input. I updated the description and the gear info based off of your comments. Hopefully this helps. The rock type here is not the greatest quality. The whole area required a ton of cleaning just to get it where it Is now. I added a recommendation to wear a helmet and use good judgement as well. Nov 18, 2017

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