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Box Canyon East Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,600'
Location: 34.66525, -116.97824 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 6, 2013
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Description 

Box Canyon East is the most popular area at New Jack City with the greatest number of climbs and consequently the most traffic. A huge number of crags are accessed from this area and as is usual the further from the parking area you walk the greater the chance of seeing fewer climbers.

Popular crags here include Roadside Crag, Boy Scout Wall, Crossfire Crag, Raven Rocks, Hueco Wall, Sunnyside, Crucified Crag and Fantasy Island.

Getting There 

Drive in from the paved road passing the Entrance Area Crags and the Camp Host and stay left as you enter the mouth of Box Canyon. Continue ahead about 0.5 miles to the road's terminus at a parking area below a small fenced off hillside which is the main parking area for the majority of crags in the area. The main parking area can fill up quickly on busy weekends but luckily more parking exists back along the access road if needed which only adds a few minutes of walking to the approach time.

Some of the crags at the mouth of Box Canyon have parking near them and should be indicated in the indiviual crag pages; check the individual crag pages for detailed approach information. Approach times here range from 1-20 minutes from the closest parking area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.3 miles from here

173 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',48],['2 Stars',84],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',13],['5.8',13],['5.9',11],['5.10',54],['5.11',48],['5.12',24],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Box Canyon East

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Box Canyon East:
Cool Enough   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Boy Scout Wall
Sam I Am   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Boy Scout Wall
Jack Be Nimble   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Boy Scout Wall
Crooked Dick Spire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Crooked Dick Spire (aka The...
Route 66   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks South
Reaching Rayane   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Boy Scout Wall
Holey Moley   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks North Face "Pow...
Welcome to NJC   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks West (Warm-up W...
Three Giant Steps   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Boy Scout Wall
Espresso   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks North Face "Pow...
Gun For Hire   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Hueco Wall
The Scene Is Not For Sale   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Crossfire Crag
Fantasia   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Fantasy Island
Crucified   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Crucified Crag
King of all Media   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Hidden Wall (aka The Meat L...
The Minute Men Arete   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Fantasy Island
Freakshow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Fairway
Crossfire   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Crossfire Crag
Double Kneebar Ranch   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Crossfire Crag
You Don't Know Jack   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks North Face "Pow...
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Featured Route For Box Canyon East
Rock Climbing Photo: Elkie on Crucified.

Crucified 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : High Desert : ... : Crucified Crag
This route is the farthest left route on the north (main) face. Climb the face to a large depressed area, tricky move right leads to the hueco/roof. Follow the underclings left to a large downfacing block/undercling. Go back right on to the face past a powerful, tricky crux to the anchors. This was the first sport route established on this formation and a area classic....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Box Canyon East Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on the parking area from the Twin Tow...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down on the parking area from the Twin Tow...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jack on the "Double Kneebar Ranch" photo...
Jack on the "Double Kneebar Ranch" photo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some easy soloing by Crossfire Crag...
Some easy soloing by Crossfire Crag...
Rock Climbing Photo: a NJC horizon
a NJC horizon
Rock Climbing Photo: Hueco Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Hueco Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock detail, NJC
Rock detail, NJC
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out from Raven Rocks area across parking a...
Looking out from Raven Rocks area across parking a...
Rock Climbing Photo: New Jack City. Photo by Blitzo,
New Jack City. Photo by Blitzo,
Rock Climbing Photo: A new cabana. Photo by Blitzo.
A new cabana. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason high above it all on Backside Arete (5.11d),...
Jason high above it all on Backside Arete (5.11d),...
Rock Climbing Photo: Crossfire Crag. Photo by Blitzo.
Crossfire Crag. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting sideways on Dance This (5.10d), NJC
Getting sideways on Dance This (5.10d), NJC
Rock Climbing Photo: Fairway, Fantasy Island and Shreen area. Photo by ...
Fairway, Fantasy Island and Shreen area. Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bathroom's resident rattle snake.
BETA PHOTO: Bathroom's resident rattle snake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lethal Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Lethal Rock. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom on Evil Offspring (5.12b/c).
Tom on Evil Offspring (5.12b/c).

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