Elevation: 5,476 ft
GPS: 34.005, -106.989 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Karl R. Kiser on Feb 6, 2012
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

This is the northern portion of Box Canyon, facing east, opposite Corner Block. TRs can be set, from the top, on these routes with a belay and either a gear or tree anchor.

A stick clip is useful, although not mandatory, for several of the first bolts. Climbing at the crag can be tricky with hidden and directional holds.

Getting There

Follow the stream bed north from the parking lot and focus on the small caves in the short set of cliffs on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The North End

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Esprit de Corps
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Corollary
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Boxy But Safe
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Esprit de Corps
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Corollary
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Boxy But Safe
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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A nice sport wall that doesn't require gear. This area is great for morning winter climbing since most of these climbs are in the sunlight until ~2:00 pm. It also has a good range from 5.7 to 5.12 so you can work up your ladder until you find your limit. There may be a bit of loose rock since this is newly developed, but I encountered very little. Some of these routes feel more like trad since they follow the natural weakness in the rock. Don't go straight up the rope.
You can set up a toprope on some without a belay, but most require some protection to get to the toprope anchors. Feb 23, 2013
Micor/Mycor, original routes, are better TRs at this time. The bolts are old and there needs to be one additional bolt to link the routes with the top bolts on Cornered. Feb 28, 2013
The area north (right) of Cornered was once called Sea Serpent Wall (see Metate Karate story). Nov 6, 2017