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Submitted By: Eckhard on Aug 22, 2008
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crag from the bottom of the scree field

Description 

This crag is South Facing, due to the mountains to the East & West of it light comes up and goes down early. There are NO crowds, mainly because the Mount Zirkel area is not know for its stellar crags, or dense population, but if you are in the neighborhood there is trad & sport climbing to be had. There is a lot of loose rock on the trad climbs due to low traffic, but this was not an issue with any bolted climbs. Camping is of plenty, while goods can be bought in Clark, I suggest purchasing beer, gas, food, in Steamboat to help save you a buck, and the only know map I saw of Seed House Wall/crag was at Backdoor Sports, so feel free to stop in there and ask. The crag I'm describing is past Seed House Wall/crag.

Getting There 

Starting from Steamboat Springs take Elk River Rd/CR-129 North towards Clark. After 19 miles of a meandering road you will come to Seed House Rd/CR-64, which will head East, and contains several climbing walls/crags First you'll see Seed House Wall/crag, then Cougar Rock, and finally what I believe is called Hole in the Wall, which is DIRECTLY ACROSS THE ROAD from the Box Canyon of the Elk River Aprx. 8 miles from the beginning of Seed House Rd. There is parking all around do to the great sight seeing, and kayaking of the Box Canyon of the Elk River.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Box Canyon:
Steel Nuts   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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The route is on the climber's right arete of this ...

Pump You Up 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Steamboat Springs : ... : Box Canyon
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Starting up the trail.
BETA PHOTO: Starting up the trail.
The Pump Wall.
BETA PHOTO: The Pump Wall.

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By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Aug 23, 2008
The old Steamboat guide has information for climbs at this area. When the guide was written, the routes were all TRs or leads, but in recent years bolts have been appearing. I think there are now 4 bolted routes, a few dirty trad leads, and some other topropes. Thanks to whoever is bolting, everything is much safer, just getting to set up TRs before was probably more sketchy than soloing the route itself.
By Bryan Gilmore
From: Your Mama
Aug 24, 2008
This crag is called Box Canyon.