Northern Box areas Rock Climbing
The northern Box areas are home to a variety of good climbing and bouldering. Overhanging juggy bouldering along the streambed near US60, and the surrounding canyon walls offer other good climbing. Please see map layout of different climbing walls and bouldering areas.
If you want to toprope there are many good routes on the Waterfall Wall, the first wall on the right when you pull into the parking area. There are also a few two pitch routes on the Red Wall.
All the areas here can be accessed from the main Box parking lot. About 1/4 mile after turning on the dirt from US60, veer left at the Y and the this parking lot is to the left before the road crosses the wash. There is a trash receptacle, toilet, and information kiosk here.
One can park immediately off US60 just west of the bridge for shorter access to Streambed, North Wall, Red Wall, and the North End.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
134 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',66],['1 Star',25],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Northern Box areas
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northern Box areas:
Featured Route For Northern Box areas
Sinister Dane 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c NM
: Socorro Area
: ... : Filet de Papillon Wall AKA ...
This is likely the longest hard sport route at Socorro. I've heard that this is also the best hard sport route, though this is the only hard route I've done here. The route is surprisingly good. The rock looks like choss both from afar, and up close, and the quantity of glue certainly makes you wonder, but I found the rock to be very solid, and enjoyable. If you want juggy thuggery this is not the place for you. Once past the initial boulder problem this route is crimping paradise.The route...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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"Getting Fresh With Patty", Box Canyon
Apr 14, 2013
According to local news, a rabid fox attacked and infected a dog in this area. Please keep an eye on your pets while at the crag...
Map indicating rabies incident.
Jun 20, 2007
Box canyon also has some great for boudlering too. There are 4 great boulders right be the parking area and if you walk down the streambed there is a small wall that has some great boudlering problems. I dont know the name of the boulders and what the grades are at this time. If I happen to find out then I will post that info on this site.