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Southern Box areas

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Alcohol Wall 
Alcohol Wall South 
Alf Rig 
Dylan's Secret Garden Bouldering 
Harmonica Convention (AKA Below Edges) 
Las Hermanas 
Major Wall 
Monkey Bars 
Pocket Change Wall 
Slot Machine 
Unbeatable Boulder 

Southern Box areas  


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Elevation: 5,900'
Location: 33.9802, -106.9997 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The more southern areas of The Box. Some of the walls face south for good winter climbing. Several routes among the walls with grades ranging from moderate to advanced. Like the rest of Box, most of the routes are equipped with bolts with some taking occasional pro.

Getting There 

From the northern areas main parking, continue on the dirt road crossing a wash and south for about a mile up the hill. You will eventually get to a point where the road tops the hill and splits. Take the left hand (downhill and more travelled) branch. There is a turnaround down near the cattle guard. There is a trail just north of the cattle guard to access Unbeatable, Harmonica Convention, Tres Hermanas, etc. Keep going back North on the road to closer to the top of the hill again to find a trail to Major Wall, Pocket Change, Alcohol Wall, etc.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.7 miles from here

112 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',49],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',5],['5.9',7],['5.10',23],['5.11',17],['5.12',8],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',16],['V4-5',11],['V6-7',11],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southern Box areas:
Pressure Drop   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Unbeatable Boulder
Bitch Tits   V1 5     Boulder, 18'   Harmonica Convention (AKA B...
The Three Star V2   V2 5+     Boulder, 16'   Harmonica Convention (AKA B...
Rubber Walrus Protector   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   Harmonica Convention (AKA B...
Heart-Shaped Box   V5 6C     Boulder, 25'   Las Hermanas
Chewbacca   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Las Hermanas
American Beauty   V7 7A+     Boulder, 18'   Alf Rig
Liberace's Anus   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Major Wall
Barfly Blues   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Alcohol Wall South
Another Round   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Alcohol Wall South
She Can Bolt   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Major Wall
Juckets & Bugs   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Major Wall
Chris's Route (name will change)   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Major Wall
Banana Peel   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   Major Wall
Pocket Change   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Pocket Change Wall
Bats out of Hell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Major Wall
Hurt Me Not   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   Major Wall
Power Play   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 50'   Alcohol Wall South
The Demon   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   Major Wall
Devil's Plaything   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 45'   Major Wall
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Featured Route For Southern Box areas
Chewbacca Cave <br />1 - Wookie on Planet Endor <br />2 - Chewbacca

Chewbacca V6 7A  NM : Socorro Area : ... : Las Hermanas
Sit start on the obvious rail and climb out the steep almost horizontal arete. After the first few moves you hit a large rail allowing a quick shake, regroup and make a large move to an obvious 2 finger pocket. Bump the left hand thru good pinches to a great jug in the slot. From here the topout is easier although awkward and committing. You could follow the chossy easy ground to the top of the boulder, but I traversed way left to an easy downclimb....[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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Climbing a V1 problem, on a boulder known as "Fight Club".
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