Pandora's Box has Cracked
Avg: 2.7 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 55 ft|
|FA:||Harper and Thomas, '97|
|Page Views:||601 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Skip Harper on Oct 14, 2014|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki|
Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details
Road 700B is closed to vehicular traffic Details
It appears the USFS has 'semi-permanently' closed off Road 700b to vehicular traffic as of early 2014. That doesn't mean you can't hike the existing road(s) into the formation.
DescriptionThe box cracked and created a highly varied and entertaining climb, but first you've got to get inside the box to find it. See photo 'entrance to Hallway A'.
Locate the entrance to Hallway A (Also shown on both Figs 1 and 2), downclimb about 8 feet to the 'floor', and head eastward in the corridor. You'll see something like the photo (minus the climber) straight ahead. Start up towards the blue sky about 55' above, negotiating 2 consecutive small roofs, top out, and belay on gear.
The descent is from any of the anchor sets placed on top of the formation.