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The Box Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,145'
Location: 39.9746, -105.2905 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Jul 9, 2002

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  • Description 

    This large Flatiron sits near the top of Dinosaur Mountain. It is to the North of the Finger Flatiron and to the East of Fum. It is home of some amazing sport climbs on its North and South sides such as Cornucopia (on the South "Scoop Wall") and of some more moderate trad climbs.

    Getting There 

    Follow the Mallory Cave trail past the cave turn off and continue up. As the trail starts to switchback, you will be working your way between the North face of the Finger Flatiron and The Box. You can reach The Box from any of these switchbacks depnding on the route you are aiming for.

    Climbing Season

    For the Central area.

    Weather station 2.9 miles from here

    10 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Box

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Box:
    Stone Love   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
    Discipline   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Cornucopia   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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    Featured Route For The Box
    Rock Climbing Photo: Ted Lanzano, the Flatiron's send master, making it...

    Cornucopia 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  CO : Flatirons : ... : The Box
    Just left of Discipline, Cornucopia starts at the top a huge detached block and follows a line of bolts up a gorgeous lichen streaked wall. The climbing on this route is brilliantly thin, technical, and continuous. Unfortunately, most of the bolts are very hard to reach until the draws are hanging. For this reason, I recommend that you stick clip the first bolt, since a fall before you reach the first bolt could result in serious or fatal injuries. After establishing on the wall...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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    Rock Climbing Photo: The Box, as viewed from the South. THe Cornucopia ...
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    By Flatirons Climbing Council
    Aug 4, 2015
    There are three new route applications submitted for the August 2015 cycle of the FCC's Fixed Hardware Review Committee application process. They are located on the Box, Seal Rock, and the Third Flatiron.

    Please visit the FCC site to review the applications and leave any comments you have. The public vote and meeting is set for 6:30 pm on Sept. 2 (Wednesday) at The Spot in Boulder, Colorado.
    By Flatirons Climbing Council
    Jan 5, 2016
    An application for bolting a new route on the Box has been received by the FCC for the Jan. 1 cycle. Details of the proposed route can be found here on the FCC site:

    Please feel free to post any comments you have on the application. The public meeting will be held at the Spot on February 3, 2016 at 6:30, and everyone is welcome to join and vote there.