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Party Box Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 37.6759, -109.4313 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: T Brad on Jun 13, 2008
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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


The party box can be hard to find going in, but you'll know it when you get there, and you'll know why it's called the party box. Sheltered from the wind from all sides, the party box provides some short but fun ascents. The rock is sedimentary but very solid. A small campfire glowing off of the four surrounding walls provides ample light for night climbs.

Getting There 

5 minutes north of Blanding on Hwy 191
Traveling north on 191, the road will begin to curve left and up after crossing the dam at Recapture. U-turn and park on the left side of the highway where the big rocks are closest to the road. Cross the little ditch and walk up the hill toward the rocks. Try to find a narrow chasm between two tall rocks. Though it is not the only way in, the chasm might be the easiest way to find the Party Box. You may have to look around a bit, though it is only 50 yards from the road. Don't worry - you will know when you are in the party box.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Night climbing Fire-light

Fire-light 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Party Box
Fire-light is a short but fun climb - perfect for climbing by the light of a fire. The crux comes near the middle of the climb. Although it starts with an easy foot-shelf, it requires balance and small crimp-holds. The top can be difficult too. It can be tempting to cheat to the left - but don't go too far or you'll have a nasty swing if you fall....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Dave Black
Jun 6, 2011
These and many other Party Box routes have been climbed routinely since at least 1999, so the FA credit on this post is incorrect. If it looks unclimbed it's probably because those of us who were climbing here then wanted to keep the rock clean from chalk. Some simple local research keeps history clear. I've got a stack of notes on routes around Recapture if anyone wants the beta. Also, this was and should remain a boltless area, and please keep the sloppy chalk down to a minimum.
By T Brad
Mar 23, 2014
Couldn't get any info on earlier ascents, so I put ours back. If anyone has something, let me know.

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