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Box Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Box Canyon features routes from 20-500 feet on solid, grippy limestone. Some say it's sharp. I say it's fantastic. It seems like most of the climbing is of a slabby nature, although there are some steeper lines in the james bond area. The multipitch routes are great.

Enjoy, and tread lightly so we can keep these routes and hopefully get the ban lifted in the future.

Getting There 

Take 33 west until it tees; take a left. 4 miles later take a right towards Howe. in the valley you will see a white domed building. take the farm roads toward it. go past it and straight up into the canyon.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Box Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Box Canyon:
Wish List   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Lower Canyon Slabs
It Ain't a Perfect World   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Lower Canyon Slabs
Same at it Never Was   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Canyon Slabs
The Grinch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Sun Slab
Coral Sea   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Bardini Wall
Lemhi Winds   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Narrows left side
Nappy Dread   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   Shade Wall
Bardini Wall   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Bardini Wall
Spirit World   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 350'   Shade Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Coral Sea, Box Canyon ID

Coral Sea 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  ID : Box Canyon : Bardini Wall
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By Nielsonru
Mar 18, 2013
A great area to go climbing in! So much potential. I can only imagine what could be developed if the ban on bolting were lifted. Great rock. Bolt spacing varies greatly from route to route, and it's not just by difficulty.
By Jaren Watson
From: Rexburg, Idaho
May 8, 2013
Anyone who's climbed at Box Canyon will attest this is a special place. While we'd all like to see the bolting ban lifted, we're also grateful for the routes that currently exist. Let's ensure we keep what we've currently got by taking care of this canyon. Minimize impact by parking in established spots, building fires in existing rings, and picking up trash. A lot of people recreate here, and most of the litter is from people shooting cans. We should pick up their garbage as well as our own. Always keep a garbage bag in your crag pack and carry out more than you brought in.
Thanks for helping!

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