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Box of Rain 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Ryan Mayer, Kirsten Turner
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Aug 9, 2009

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  • Description 

    Power up and layback past the first bulge and the crux is over....

    Maybe you'll find direction
    around some corner
    where it's been waiting to meet you.


    This is left of Ripple.


    8 bolts to chains.

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    By Jonathan Reeves
    From: Golden, Colorado
    Aug 16, 2009
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    A fun route that has 5.8ish moves all the way up. Just like the description says, the crux is the beginning layback. Although the first move is the crux you can reach the first bolt and do the move under protection.
    By Casey Lems
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Sep 1, 2009

    Don't be lured into the "valley" to the right of the clips. Stay left and pull the bulge.
    By Robert Buswold
    From: Northglenn, CO
    Sep 6, 2011
    rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    This was good, but this route and the two directly to the right of it can get a bit crowded around the first two bolts. The starts of all these routes just seem too close together.
    By Tadd Duncan
    From: Lakewood, CO
    Jul 17, 2012

    Power through the bulge and you've made it, but the area gets crowded easily.
    By Matt Powers
    From: Madison, VA
    Aug 18, 2013

    My favorite of the Canal Zone 5.8s. Great fun on a variety of features.
    By climberX Tomerlin
    Apr 13, 2014

    I found the first 20' harder than an 8, actually got pretty much stuck on this section, but it was my very first slabby, tiny sloping feet with basically no hands/smooth slopers. Not my skill set. After that section, it was pretty much an 8.

    To second or third the comments, the route to the right is almost too close, easy to wander to the right at during the first 15' of climbing.
    By Bruce Hildenbrand
    Jun 18, 2014

    In October 2013, Dale Haas and I replaced the hardware at the anchor with SS quicklinks and SS rings. The hardware was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA)( They appreciate your support.
    By Holly Killen-Vesco
    From: Denver, Colorado
    Sep 27, 2014

    The first part was the crux. After a bit of a hard start, it's fairly smooth sailing from there. Overall, it's a very fun climb.
    By Joshua Harrington
    From: Arvada, CO
    Sep 22, 2016

    Fun route for sure! When you're standing underneath the route, you cannot see the first bolt, which is just over an 8" lip about 8' from the ground. If you walk left and look back down at the route, you'll be able to see the first bolt. Stay on the bulge too, it's super fun! A great 8.

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