Elevation: 7,300 ft
GPS: 40.756, -106.84 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Eckhard Koehler on Aug 22, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This crag is South-facing. Due to the mountains to the East & West of it, light comes up and goes down early. There are NO crowds, mainly because the Mount Zirkel area is not know for its stellar crags, or dense population, but if you are in the neighborhood, there is trad & sport climbing to be had. There is a lot of loose rock on the trad climbs due to low traffic, but this was not an issue with any bolted climbs. There is plenty of camping. While goods can be bought in Clark, I suggest purchasing beer, gas, and food in Steamboat to help save you a buck, and the only know map I saw of Seed House Wall/crag was at Backdoor Sports, so feel free to stop in there and ask. The crag I'm describing is past Seed House Wall/crag.

Per Dr. Dan: there are now 7 leadable routes on the main wall with 6 fully bolted and 1 mixed line to a crack. There are an additional 2 bolted routes on the formation just 100m left of the main area.

Getting There

Starting from Steamboat Springs, take Elk River Rd/CR-129 North towards Clark. After 19 miles of a meandering road, you will come to Seed House Rd/CR-64, which will head East, and it contains several climbing walls/crags. First you'll see Seed House Wall/crag, then Cougar Rock, and finally what I believe is called Hole in the Wall, which is DIRECTLY ACROSS THE ROAD from the Box Canyon of the Elk River approximately 8 miles from the beginning of Seed House Rd. There is parking all around do to the great sightseeing and kayaking of the Box Canyon of the Elk River.

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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Steel Nuts
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
BS Too?
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Cracked Mirror
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Step Right
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Unnamed 1
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Now Fear This
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Steel Nuts
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
BS Too?
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Cracked Mirror
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Step Right
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unnamed 1
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Now Fear This
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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