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The North End Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Karl Kiser on Feb 6, 2012

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This is the northern portion of Box Canyon, facing east, opposite Corner Block. TRs can be set, from the top, on these routes with a belay and either a gear or tree anchor.

A stick clip is useful, although not mandatory, for several of the first bolts. Climbing at the crag can be tricky with hidden and directional holds.

Getting There 

Follow the stream bed north from the parking lot and focus on the small caves in the short set of cliffs on the left.

Climbing Season

For the Northern Box areas area.

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The North End

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The North End:
Corpulent   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   
Esprit de Corps   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 55'   
Corollary   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Boxy But Safe   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
Parkour   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Encore   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 50'   
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Esprit de Corps 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  New Mexico : Socorro Area : ... : The North End
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By Jay Carroll
Feb 23, 2013
A nice sport wall that doesn't require gear. This area is great for morning winter climbing since most of these climbs are in the sunlight until ~2:00 pm. It also has a good range from 5.7 to 5.12 so you can work up your ladder until you find your limit. There may be a bit of loose rock since this is newly developed, but I encountered very little. Some of these routes feel more like trad since they follow the natural weakness in the rock. Don't go straight up the rope.
You can set up a toprope on some without a belay, but most require some protection to get to the toprope anchors.
By Karl Kiser
Feb 28, 2013
Micor/Mycor, original routes, are better TRs at this time. The bolts are old and there needs to be one additional bolt to link the routes with the top bolts on Cornered.

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