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Box of Rain

5.11c, Sport, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 14 votes
FA: Paul Glover and Steve Annecone, 10-7-15
Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > Central > Box
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Description

This is a steep and fairly sustained route on beautiful rock. It has many sections of 10+ and 11 climbing with tricky sequences and thin feet. The crux is pulling through the final bulge up high past the 5th bolt, where the pump factor can start to weigh in. It could serve as a nice warm-up if you are going to Discipline or Cornucopia, though it is a fun route to do on its own.

Location

This route is on the far west end of the south face and starts just a few feet left of Stone Love.

Lower or rappel from the anchor (though a scramble off to the north is also possible).

Protection

Bring 5 draws for the bolts plus two for the anchor at top. The 5th bolt is hard to see from the ground, but it's there above the last roof.

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Lisa Montgomery
Golden, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Really fun, flowy movement and very worthwhile if you're up there for Stone Love and Discipline. If only it were taller! Thanks for the route, guys! Nov 20, 2015
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
  5.11c
[Hide Comment] I thought the technical crux was down low around bolt two. The redpoint crux is up high over the bulge. This is a sustained and technical route that stays on you from start to finish. Fantastic addition! Sep 19, 2019
[Hide Comment] AKA Box of Snot (anti-Grateful Braindead name).
Brace yourself for the uninspired slab down low, then arrive at the anchor three moves later, before a pump gets a chance to get started. Alternately, avoid all the routes on the Box at all times, and have a better climbing experience this lifetime. Oct 7, 2019