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Northern Box areas Rock Climbing 

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"Getting Fresh With Patty", Box Canyon


The northern Box areas are home to a variety of good climbing and bouldering. Overhanging juggy bouldering along the streambed near US60, and the surrounding canyon walls offer other good climbing. Please see map layout of different climbing walls and bouldering areas.

If you want to toprope there are many good routes on the Waterfall Wall, the first wall on the right when you pull into the parking area. There are also a few two pitch routes on the Red Wall.

Getting There 

All the areas here can be accessed from the main Box parking lot. About 1/4 mile after turning on the dirt from US60, veer left at the Y and the this parking lot is to the left before the road crosses the wash. There is a trash receptacle, toilet, and information kiosk here.

One can park immediately off US60 just west of the bridge for shorter access to Streambed, North Wall, Red Wall, and the North End.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

135 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',70],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northern Box areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northern Box areas:
Mr. Jibbers   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Hueco Wall
Red Wall   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Red Wall
Barite   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Waterfall Wall
Diamond Clutch   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Waterfall Wall
The Throne   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Hueco Wall
Wood   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Hueco Wall
Spiderman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 175'   Red Wall
Unknown   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Hueco Wall
New Kids on the Block   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
Phase Dance   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 105'   Red Wall
Boxy But Safe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   East Wall : The North End
Bob Marley Meets Master Ganj   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
Red Licorice   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   North Wall
Unknown Lance Route   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
Duran Duran   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
Little Caterpillar   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
Black Beauty   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 60'   Wine Wall
Almost Blue   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
Sinister Dane   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
Minas Boreas (Tower of the North)   5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a     Sport, 75'   North Wall
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Featured Route For Northern Box areas
Rock Climbing Photo: MattL moving through the final boulder problem of ...

Sinister Dane 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  New Mexico : Socorro Area : ... : Filet de Papillon Wall (aka...
This is likely the longest hard sport route at Socorro. I've heard that this is also the best hard sport route, though this is the only hard route I've done here. The route is surprisingly good. The rock looks like choss both from afar, and up close, and the quantity of glue certainly makes you wonder, but I found the rock to be very solid, and enjoyable. If you want juggy thuggery this is not the place for you. Once past the initial boulder problem this route is crimping paradise.The route...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Mexico

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By Justin678
Jun 20, 2007
Box canyon also has some great for boudlering too. There are 4 great boulders right be the parking area and if you walk down the streambed there is a small wall that has some great boudlering problems. I dont know the name of the boulders and what the grades are at this time. If I happen to find out then I will post that info on this site.

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