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Pandora's Box has Cracked
Trad, 55 ft,
Avg: 2.7 from 7
FA: Harper and Thomas, '97
> The Maze (aka Amaze-ing)
Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014
Per Henry Lester: all the dirt roads into the climbing and camping areas are closed to motorized vehicles until July 2015 because of resource degradation.
Per Henry Lester: all the roads have been reopened as of June 2014.
Access Issue: Road 700B is closed to vehicular traffic
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.
The 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.
It is inside Hallway A (red #2)... see Number 2 on Figures 1 and 2.