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Shared By: Bob Broilo on Jan 29, 2006
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Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northern Box areas

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 31
Mr. Jibbers
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Wood
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Diamond Clutch
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Red Wall
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
The Throne
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Spiderman
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Unknown
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
New Kids on the Block
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Fire Cracker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Phase Dance
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Bob Marley Meets Master Ganj
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 14
Red Licorice
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Little Caterpillar
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
Almost Blue
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 13
Sinister Dane
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mr. Jibbers Hueco Wall
 31
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Wood Hueco Wall
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Diamond Clutch Waterfall Wall
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Red Wall Red Wall
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
The Throne Hueco Wall
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Spiderman Red Wall
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Unknown Hueco Wall
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
New Kids on the Block Filet de Papillon Wal…
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fire Cracker Red Wall
 15
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Phase Dance Red Wall
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bob Marley Meets Master Ganj Filet de Papillon Wal…
 27
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Red Licorice N Wall
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Little Caterpillar Filet de Papillon Wal…
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Almost Blue Filet de Papillon Wal…
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Sinister Dane Filet de Papillon Wal…
 13
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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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. Jun 20, 2007