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Located in the Right Hand Fork of Maple Canyon, the Minimum Crag is a shady, gently overhanging sport crag with approximately 20 routes from 5.9 through 5.13. The majority of routes are well-bolted and in the hard 11 through mid 12 range. The Crag is quite popular due to the high quality routes and soft grades.
The trailhead is located at a small pull-out big enough for two cars on the west side of the road (the right hand side as you head uphill). Hike up the trail for approximately 5-8 minutes. The second trail on the left takes you to the Minimum Crag. The Crag is visible from the trail. It faces NNE and gets early morning sun, but is in the shade by around 11 am.
19 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Minimum Crag:
Minienticer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Blind In The Water 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
The Minister 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Groundwork 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 80'
The Put Down 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
49 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Zoaster Toaster 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Cobble Almighty 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Afterglow 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Lunchables 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Big Calm 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 80'
Functional Idiot 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 90'
Hooked on Estrogen 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 90'
Just Put It In 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 80'
Just a Little Something 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Space Lord 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
The Wicked Way 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Featured Route For The Minimum Crag
Groundwork 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a UT : Maple Canyon : ... : The Minimum Crag
Just right of Afterglow and left of The Put Down is this fine line, which provides an excellent warmup for the harder routes on the wall. Although still a little sandy, the route has cleaned up and gotten somewhat easier since it was bolted. Originally rated 12b, now the grade feels closer to 11d. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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