|Type:||Sport, 4 pitches|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]|
|Submitted By:||Darren Mabe on Mar 2, 2007|
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By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
Jul 30, 2007
|Starts from the middle/left of that perfect belay ledge. We only did the first pitch, about 120 feet to 2 cold shuts, 5.9-. (threatening rain; 100 ft rap' just reaches)|
By Johnny C
Jul 31, 2007
|Did this route yesterday under perfect weather conditions. A very pleasant romp up well protected slabs with nice features. The scenery is stunning, with large vistas of the inner Platte. Despite the fire damage, it is still attractive, especially with all the new growth. We, of course, got lost on the approach and took about 1.5 hours to get to the base. We shaved a half hour on the descent by finding the cairns. Also missed a nice log crossing at the bottom of the trail from the parking lot, so had to cross the creek at shallow point near Molly Gulch campground. All in all, topos to area are good and trail is not too bad. Just look for cairns and tape in trees. Thanks to the route developer a really fun climb.|
By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Jul 26, 2008
|Really fun slab climb with interesting moves on great rock.|
By Ryan Stefani
Aug 10, 2014
Ah, the folly of using MP instead of a guidebook!
Today, we set out to climb Knossos and accidentally finished Minoan Maze. I was wondering why that felt so hard (said the 5.7 climber). It occurred to me I might be off route when P3 was quite a bit harder than the "crux" pitch 2.
Even with the accidental harder climbing, the Knossos start to Minoan Maze finish was one of the best slabby routes I've ever done!
Beta for this variation: start and Knossos and follow the bolts.