Box Canyon West Rock Climbing
Less developed and with fewer standout climbs to choose from than Box Canyon East
makes this a less crowded and slightly quieter area despite it's close proximity to the other. The suberb Predator Wall
sees the bulk of the traffic here and luckily the parking area and popular south face can be seen from the road which makes deciding where to visit an easy choice.
Popular crags here include Sunshine Face
, Predator Wall
, Arch Rocks
and The Dude Ranch
Drive in from the paved road passing the Entrance Area Crags
and the Camp Host and continue ahead until even with the Roadside Crag
and then head right (west) to join a road that heads south into another canyon that runs parallel to the main one with Raven Rocks etc.
- The old road that leads to the south face of the Predator Wall has been closed off, and now you must park at the mouth of the canyon next to some large rocks that block off the old road.
The parking area you choose will depend upon the crag you are visiting so check the individual crag pages for more detailed parking information. Approach times vary from 5-15 minutes in this area typically.
Weather station 16.3 miles from here
72 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Box Canyon West
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Box Canyon West:
Featured Route For Box Canyon West
The Action 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c California
: High Desert
: ... : The Watchtower
Sustained overhanging power endurance climbing over several small roofs. A powerful series of opening moves going from a rail to an undercling eventually leading to a great 2 finger pocket below a jug. Technical moves to eventually set you up for a long move to a slopey crimper, followed by a layback to reach an incut hold. A long reach to a jug allows you to pull over on good holds to a spooky traverse with good handholds and poor feet. Finish the route in a hollowed out section before topping ...[more] Browse More Classics in California
Predator Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: Predator Rock from the road into Box Canyon West