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Routes in The North End

AmeriCorps S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Applecore S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Boxy But Safe S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Choreography (aka Dynocore) S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cornered S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Corollary S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Corpulent S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Encore S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Esprit de Corps S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
King Kong S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Marine Corps S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Metate Karate T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Micor S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Mycor S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Parkour S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Peel & Core S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Softcore S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Elevation: 5,476 ft
GPS: 34.005, -106.989 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Karl Kiser on Feb 6, 2012
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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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.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Corpulent
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Esprit de Corps
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Corollary
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Boxy But Safe
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Parkour
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Encore
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Corpulent 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Esprit de Corps 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Corollary 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Boxy But Safe 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Parkour 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Encore 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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The area north (right) of Cornered was once called Sea Serpent Wall (see Metate Karate story). Nov 6, 2017
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
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

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