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Elevation: 6,594 ft
GPS: 39.5551, -111.6752
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Sep 24, 2007
Admins: Jim Clarke, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C
Warning Access Issue: Box Canyon is privately owned. DetailsDrop down

Description Suggest change

Probably the most popular location in Maple Canyon, the Box Canyon area is located in a very narrow canyon whose mouth is located just north of the road (on the right side when driving upcanyon). Because of its narrowness and its north-south direction Box Canyon is cool and shady almost all day.

There are a handful of moderate routes here (particularly at EFS Wall) but the majority of the dozens of bolted routes are 5.12 or harder.

Note that Box Canyon is privately owned and as such access is at the pleasure of the landowners. Do your part to preserve access and be a good citizen: no dogs, be considerate of others (especially hikers), and definitely leave Box Canyon and head for the campground toilets when nature beckons.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive .8 miles from the mouth of Maple Canyon where the paved road turns to dirt road and park at one of several pullouts. The canyon mouth is dark and obvious from the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Box Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 107
Pasties and a G-String
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 216
Watermelon Sugar
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Cobble Gobble
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 32
Towing Jehovah
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 56
Brown Hole
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 84
Cobble in the Sky
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 40
Midwife Crisis
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 22
Freaking Jesus
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 11
Ribonucleic Convulsions
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 43
Jesus Freak
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 27
Deceptacon
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 13
Sluggo
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 21
Shoot Em' Up
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 47
Loser
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 10
Kiss The Cobble
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pasties and a G-String Impact Zone Wall
 107
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Watermelon Sugar Ammo Dump Wall
 216
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Cobble Gobble Impact Zone Wall
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Towing Jehovah Jehovah Wall
 32
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brown Hole EFS Wall
 56
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cobble in the Sky Arch
 84
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Midwife Crisis Jehovah Wall
 40
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Freaking Jesus Jehovah Wall
 22
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Ribonucleic Convulsions Jehovah Wall
 11
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Jesus Freak Jehovah Wall
 43
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Deceptacon Jehovah Wall
 27
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Sluggo Ammo Dump Wall
 13
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Shoot Em' Up Ammo Dump Wall
 21
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Loser Cobble Roof
 47
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Kiss The Cobble Cobble Roof
 10
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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