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Glitter Box Area

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Adios Larry S 
All That Glitters T,S 
Ample Virginity T 
Are We Smokin The Same Stuff S 
Batteries Not Included T,S 
Can-Am Highway T,S 
Changes in Attitude S 
Damsel's Arete S 
Damsels in Distress T,S 
Donde Esta Larry? S 
Eyes of the World S 
Gold S 
Hammerhead T,S 
Hidden Splendor S 
Hola Larry! S 
It's not a seizure it's a dance move S 
Jaws T 
Ojos del Diablo S 
Route Out TR 
Splendid Arete S 
Sublime Line S 
Summer Assault T,S 
Tar Baby T 
Three Amigos S 
Trickle and Resin T 
Two Bit Shuffle T,S 
World Vision T 

Glitter Box Area Rock Climbing 

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This area includes the east-facing formations found in Devils Canyon proper, including the main Glitter Box area as well as the Totem Pole and surrounding routes.

Getting There 

Driving directions/parking: Follow driving directions from main Lower Devil's Canyon page. With high clearance 4wd you can park at the end of the road (the ant hill). This is also a popular primitive camping spot, as evidenced by the increasing number of fire pits. Without high clearance 4wd, park off the road as far as you are comfortable driving and hike the rest of the way in. Parts of the last segment of the road between the Hackberry parking pullout (just past the windmill) and the end of the road is the roughest of the entire drive in.

Approach: To get to routes - proceed east from end of road/parking area and pass through an opening in a barbed wire fence. A climber trail will branch to the north (left) for the Glitter Box area, continue on a bit then branch to the south (right) for the Totem Pole and other routes nearby.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.3 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Glitter Box Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Glitter Box Area:
Tar Baby   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Three Amigos   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
It's not a seizure it's a dance move   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Hidden Splendor   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   
Ample Virginity   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
World Vision   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Sublime Line   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   
Hammerhead   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 75'   
All That Glitters   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Adios Larry   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Summer Assault   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Damsels in Distress   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
Gold   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Eyes of the World   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Arjun at the anchors, the runout to first bolt sho...

Damsels in Distress 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Glitter Box Area
The delightfully long line that is on the east facing face of Glitter Box. To get there, it's just out of the "alley" where "Eyes of the World" is, and about 5-10m north along the base of the cliff. First bolt is about 30' up! It's noted as sport in Marty's book: "Climb up the vertical face past 12 bolts to a 2 shut rap. 160'. Double line rap" (though someone left a quicklink at a bolt about 25 m from the top to enable two single line raps if you trust rapping off one bolt from 1990). A fantasti...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: DAS's new route in the Glitter Box Area, as seen f...
DAS's new route in the Glitter Box Area, as seen f...
Rock Climbing Photo: taken from LDE
taken from LDE
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climbers on Damsels in Distress and Hidden...
Unknown climbers on Damsels in Distress and Hidden...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climbers on Damsels in Distress. Jan. 3, 2...
Unknown climbers on Damsels in Distress. Jan. 3, 2...
Rock Climbing Photo: East facing towers of the Glitter Box
BETA PHOTO: East facing towers of the Glitter Box
Rock Climbing Photo: Glitter Box area
BETA PHOTO: Glitter Box area

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By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jan 8, 2017
The biners attached to quick links at the anchors ARE NOT BOOTY! PLEASE DO NOT TAKE. Over the last few weeks, I've been stunned to find many of our hard placed biners gone throughout Lower Devils and also in The Refuge. Please leave the biners in place! Gradually we are replacing with chains as it's frustrating to be constantly losing these key parts of the anchors.

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