Type: Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 2 pitches
FA: Brian Coventry, William Jensen, 2022
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Shared By: Brian Coventry on Jul 12, 2022
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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While scoping out Box Cutter on rappel, we noticed that this route would probably go. It goes indeed, but I'm not sure why anyone would repeat this unless they're looking to climb a 5.7 protected on marginal ballnuts. This route can be climbed safely, but it is far scarier/trickier than Box Cutter.

P1. 5.7 R. Start on the ground below The Box's headwall, and continue up the splitter through the broken plates to the lower right corner of the headwall. Start onto the ramp to avoid the roof, and spot a horn flake up and left. From the horn, head right up the ramp pulling a marginally protected 5.7 move to gain a good 0.2 crack (crux). Continue up the ramp passing a micro-tree eventually leaving left to climb over the large block. From here, head up relatively normal terrain to the big tree.

P2. Low 5th Class. Head to the top of the rock.

This route avoids the potential rope-cutting fall of Box Cutter but is far worse protected through the crux with basically no redeeming climbing. Box Cutter is both better and safer.

Protection Suggest change

A standard rack to 0.1, double RPs, 2-3 blue ballnuts, and a red ballnut.