Box Canyon West Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Predator Rock from the road into Box Canyon West
Less developed and with fewer standout climbs to choose from than Box Canyon East
makes this a less crowded and slightly quieter area despite it's close proximity to the other. The suberb Predator Wall
sees the bulk of the traffic here and luckily the parking area and popular south face can be seen from the road which makes deciding where to visit an easy choice.
Popular crags here include Sunshine Face
, Predator Wall
, Arch Rocks
and The Dude Ranch
Drive in from the paved road passing the Entrance Area Crags
and the Camp Host and continue ahead until even with the Roadside Crag
and then head right (west) to join a road that heads south into another canyon that runs parallel to the main one with Raven Rocks etc.
Continue past a few rough spots in the road (high clearance recommended), crest a small hill and then the Predator Wall
will come into view. The parking area you choose will depend upon the crag you are visiting so check the individual crag pages for more detailed parking information. Approach times vary from 2-10 minutes in this area typically.
Weather station 16.3 miles from here
68 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Box Canyon West
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Box Canyon West:
Featured Route For Box Canyon West
Rainbow Drive 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a CA
: High Desert
: ... : Predator Wall - South Face
Located on the far left side of the Predator Wall's south face and easily identified as a left-facing corner system. Some bouldery moves past the first bolt is the crux, but the fun continues as you enter the dihedral above. A fun combination of stemming and liebacking up the corner, which is more strenuous that it looks, leads to anchors.An area favorite that favors technique over pure strength, the variety of skills needed to climb this make it a good warm-up for the harder lines on this wall....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Predator Wall. Photo by Blitzo.