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Box Canyon West Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,600'
Location: 34.66521, -116.98152 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 6, 2013  with updates from tom donnelly
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 16.3 miles from here

73 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',6],['5.8',3],['5.9',7],['5.10',19],['5.11',23],['5.12',10],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Box Canyon West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Box Canyon West:
Uncle Funs Basement   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Cliffs of Insanity
It Puts the Lotion on its Skin   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Scott Cosgrove Memorial But...
Redneck   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   The Dude Ranch
Mostly Dead   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 105'   Cliffs of Insanity
Inconceivable   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 120'   Cliffs of Insanity
Dita's Play House   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Scott Cosgrove Memorial But...
The Flake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Dude Ranch
City Slickers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   The Dude Ranch
What's New, Jack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Mr. E Corridor
The 4 Horsemen   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Fullerton Wall
Vertigo   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Predator Wall : Predator Wall - South Face
Sex Predator/Sex Deviant   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Predator Wall : Predator Wall - South Face
Hero Worship   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Predator Wall : Predator Wall - South Face
Hidden Agenda   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Dude Ranch
Rainbow Drive   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Predator Wall : Predator Wall - South Face
Brown Recluse   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Predator Wall : Predator Wall - North Face
Hallraker   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Predator Wall : Predator Wall - South Face
Ride The Wild   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Arch Rocks
The Travesty   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Arch Rocks
The DX   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Scott Cosgrove Memorial But...
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Featured Route For Box Canyon West
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris on The Travesty.

The Travesty 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  California : High Desert : ... : Arch Rocks
Steep climbing. Start inside the arch and climb the arch. Monos, long reaches, slaps, underclings, kneebars, powerfull and pumpy. Great route though short....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Predator Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Predator Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Predator Rock from the road into Box Canyon West
BETA PHOTO: Predator Rock from the road into Box Canyon West

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