REI Community
The East Quarry
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Asbury Park T,TR 
Battle of the Bulbus S 
Bertha S 
Bluesfish S 
Bottoms Up T,TR 
Chum S,TR 
Crack  T 
Crack Au Lait T 
Curious George TR 
Deepwater Horizon S 
Deer Foot Chimney T,TR 
Defective Agency S 
Emilia's Corner T 
Flying Fish S 
Gargoyle Ju-Ju T 
Good Ju-Ju T 
Goonch, The TR 
Great Wide Shark T 
Hairless Dog S 
Hammerhead T 
Harambe Lives 
Harambe's Mombé 
Hellhound (originally submitted as Viagra Crack) T 
Herringbone T 
Herringbone Direct  T 
Hidden Slab 
High Tide S 
Holy Mackerel S 
Isle of Mouse T,TR 
Jaws S 
Jaws Part 2 (Shark Bait) T 
Land Shark T 
Narrow Face T,TR 
Natural Born Topropers T,S,TR 
Nurse Shark T 
Old Man and the Sea S 
Old Man And The Sea Direct S 
Pigeon of the Sea S 
Pinkerton S 
Pinnacle 2 T,TR 
Play With Your Balls T 
Pretzel Logic S 
Prow TR 
S.S. Minnow T 
Sand Dollar  S 
Sand Shark T 
Sea Robin T 
Sea Urchin T 
Side of Mouse TR 
Slap Happy S 
Tendonkey Punch S 
Tiger Shark T 
Tiger's Woody S 
Weakfish S,TR 
Wooly Bully S 
Unsorted Routes:

S.S. Minnow 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Lindie Brink
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,429
Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Apr 5, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (11)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Forwards or backwards, the stemming is good on thi...

Description 

Climb a short crack into the chimney and find somewhat tricky, small gear in the thin crack on the left to protect a series of fun moves to the anchor.

Location 

This is in the chimney on the far right side of the East Quarry.

Protection 

Think thin, small Aliens, small offset Aliens, steel wires, Ballnuts, etc. up to finger-sized. You might want something as large as a #4 Friend to protect the start. Fixed ring anchors at the finish.


Comments on S.S. Minnow Add Comment
Show which comments
By mike c
From: golden
Apr 5, 2009

Sweet name! Nice looking gear route.
By Doug Redosh
From: Golden, CO
Nov 18, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Like many of the easier climbs in the Quarry and East Quarry, a sandbag at the grade of 5.7. If one goes INTO the squeeze chimney to place gear as I did, it is a slithery affair, and should be renamed Watersnake or Eel 5.9. However, one can get thin gear in the crack to the left, and stem back to the back wall of the chimney but never get into it. 5.8. Also, a #3 Camalot is helpful to protect the moves off the ground.
By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Dec 19, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

We were walking the base scoping the routes as the sun was setting. We saw this and though it looked really fun and thought we could solo it in our regular shoes. I started my way up and was soon at the chimney after a couple OW ish moves that would have sucked to reverse.
Once in the chimney, it's pretty much smooth sailing even with out climbing shoes, it's all about the technique. Super fun movement and a pretty nice line in general.
By plantmandan
From: Brighton, CO
Dec 12, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

A tricky lead for the grade, but a really fun route. You need to use your entire body to get up this line.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Jan 7, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a really fun line and with good stemming technique is no harder than 5.7. There is no reason to go into the chimney.
By Luke Childers
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Fun. My little gril just loves this one and enjoys the steaming and chimney climbing. Very cool.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About