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The Box

Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Raptor Closure Details

Description

This large Flatiron sits near the top of Dinosaur Mountain. It is to the North of the Finger Flatiron and to the East of Fum. It is home of some amazing sport climbs on its North and South sides such as Cornucopia (on the South "Scoop Wall") and of some more moderate trad climbs.

Getting There

Follow the Mallory Cave trail past the cave turn off and continue up. As the trail starts to switchback, you will be working your way between the North face of the Finger Flatiron and The Box. You can reach The Box from any of these switchbacks depnding on the route you are aiming for.

Routes from Left to Right

5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 1
Sample the Dog
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Hand Crack
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
Trad, Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 3
Fact of a Door Frame
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
The Boxer
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Box of Rain
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
Stone Love
Trad 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Cornucopia
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 1
More-nucopia
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 41
Discipline
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Side Line
Trad
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 11
South Ramp
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sample the Dog
 1
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
Hand Crack
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Fact of a Door Frame
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Sport
The Boxer
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Box of Rain
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Stone Love
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Cornucopia
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
More-nucopia
 1
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Sport
Discipline
 41
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Side Line
 1
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
South Ramp
 11
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad

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The Box (Left) and The Finger (right) as viewed from the West on the Fee Fi Fo Fum areas. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2004.
[Hide Photo] The Box (Left) and The Finger (right) as viewed from the West on the Fee Fi Fo Fum areas. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2004.
The Box, as viewed from the South. THe Cornucopia wall can be seen from here, and the diagonal crack going up and right across the top of it is the surprisingly great 'Stone Love (10c).' Photo by Tony Bubb, 2005.
[Hide Photo] The Box, as viewed from the South. THe Cornucopia wall can be seen from here, and the diagonal crack going up and right across the top of it is the surprisingly great 'Stone Love (10c).' Photo by T…

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

[Hide Comment] There are three new route applications submitted for the August 2015 cycle of the FCC's Fixed Hardware Review Committee application process. They are located on the Box, Seal Rock, and the Third Flatiron.

Please visit the FCC site to review the applications and leave any comments you have. The public vote and meeting is set for 6:30 pm on Sept. 2 (Wednesday) at The Spot in Boulder, Colorado. Aug 4, 2015
[Hide Comment] An application for bolting a new route on the Box has been received by the FCC for the Jan. 1 cycle. Details of the proposed route can be found here on the FCC site: flatironsclimbing.org/curre….

Please feel free to post any comments you have on the application. The public meeting will be held at the Spot on February 3, 2016 at 6:30, and everyone is welcome to join and vote there. Jan 5, 2016
[Hide Comment] There is a route application on the Box submitted for the January 2017 cycle of the FCC's Fixed Hardware Review Committee application process. The proposed route is on the south side of the Box, near the west end.

Please visit the FCC site flatironsclimbing.org/curre… to review the application and leave any comments you have. The public vote and meeting is set for 6:30 pm on February 2nd (Thursday) at The Spot in Boulder, Colorado. Jan 1, 2017