Elevation: 6,594 ft
GPS: 39.555, -111.675 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 108,347 total · 649/month
Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Sep 24, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Maple Canyon will be closed to all access June 7th through June 10th and again June 14th through June 17th for major road improvements in the canyon. Details
Access Issue: Box Canyon is privately owned. Details

Description

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

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.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 115
Devil's Plaything
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 81
Downloader
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 66
Maple Pickles
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 85
Pasties and a G-String
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 147
Watermelon Sugar
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 35
In the Meantime
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 24
Towing Jehovah
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 38
Brown Hole
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 45
Point Blank
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 69
Cobble in the Sky
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 29
Bolts Not Bitches
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
Midwife Crisis
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 18
Freaking Jesus
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 32
Jesus Freak
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 37
Loser
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Devil's Plaything Ammo Dump Wall
 115
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Downloader Ammo Dump Wall
 81
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Maple Pickles Ammo Dump Wall
 66
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pasties and a G-String Impact Zone Wall
 85
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Watermelon Sugar Ammo Dump Wall
 147
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
In the Meantime Ammo Dump Wall
 35
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Towing Jehovah Jehovah Wall
 24
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Brown Hole EFS Wall
 38
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Point Blank Ammo Dump Wall
 45
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Cobble in the Sky Arch
 69
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Bolts Not Bitches Impact Zone Wall
 29
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Midwife Crisis Jehovah Wall
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Freaking Jesus Jehovah Wall
 18
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Jesus Freak Jehovah Wall
 32
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Loser Cobble Roof
 37
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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