Pandora's Box has Cracked
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Routes in The Maze (aka Amaze-ing)
|Befuddled T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Christie's Ultimatum T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Conjugal Visit T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Convict, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c|
|Cosmic Quarantine S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Flake Toprope TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Gates of Lodore, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Malicious T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Mirror Images (aka Tuber's Birth Canal) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Mr. Pickles Learns to Swim T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Not Long Enough T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Pandora's Box has Cracked T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b|
|Shocker, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Short Stuff T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Stepford Wives T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Sweet Nothings T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Turd Launcher T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Twisted T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Unpredictable T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Vigilante Justice T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 55 ft|
|FA:||Harper and Thomas, '97|
|Page Views:||591 total, 15/month|
|Shared By:||Skip Harper on Oct 14, 2014|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki|
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.