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Box Canyon East 


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Description 

Box Canyon East is the most popular area at New Jack City with the greatest number of climbs and consequently the most traffic. A huge number of crags are accessed from this area and as is usual the further from the parking area you walk the greater the chance of seeing fewer climbers.

Popular crags here include Roadside Crag, Boy Scout Wall, Crossfire Crag, Raven Rocks, Hueco Wall, Sunnyside, Crucified Crag and Fantasy Island.


Getting There 

Drive in from the paved road passing the Entrance Area Crags and the Camp Host and stay left as you enter the mouth of Box Canyon. Continue ahead about 0.5 miles to the road's terminus at a parking area below a small fenced off hillside which is the main parking area for the majority of crags in the area. The main parking area can fill up quickly on busy weekends but luckily more parking exists back along the access road if needed which only adds a few minutes of walking to the approach time.

Some of the crags at the mouth of Box Canyon have parking near them and should be indicated in the indiviual crag pages; check the individual crag pages for detailed approach information. Approach times here range from 1-20 minutes from the closest parking area.


155 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Box Canyon East:
Cool Enough   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Boy Scout Wall
Reaching Rayane   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Boy Scout Wall
Jack Be Nimble   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Boy Scout Wall
Route 66   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks South
Three Giant Steps   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Boy Scout Wall
Holey Moley   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks North Face "Pow...
Welcome to NJC   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks West (Warm-up W...
Espresso   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks North Face "Pow...
The Scene Is Not For Sale   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Crossfire Crag
Gun For Hire   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Hueco Wall
Fantasia   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Fantasy Island
Crucified   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Crucified Crag
The Overkill   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Boy Scout Wall
King of all Media   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Hidden Wall (aka The Meat L...
The Minute Men Arete   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Fantasy Island
Freakshow   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Fairway
Crossfire   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Crossfire Crag
Double Kneebar Ranch   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Crossfire Crag
You Don't Know Jack   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Raven Rocks : Raven Rocks North Face "Pow...
Lethal Weapon   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX E6 6b     Sport   Lethal Rock
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Nelson on the opening moves of The Scene is Not for Sale

The Scene Is Not For Sale 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CA : High Desert : ... : Crossfire Crag
Starts right of center and just right of Crossfire (5.12a) with bouldery moves past the first bolt. Once the crux is dispatched the climbing is very enjoyable, with fairly continuous climbing on large, positive holds for the most part. Long and continuous, this climb works well as a warm-up for the harder lines on the wall. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Looking down on the parking area from the Twin Towers.
BETA PHOTO: Looking down on the parking area from the Twin Tow...
Jack on the "Double Kneebar Ranch" <br />photo by benpullin
Jack on the "Double Kneebar Ranch"
photo by benpul...
Some easy soloing by Crossfire Crag...
Some easy soloing by Crossfire Crag...
Lethal Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lethal Rock.
Photo by Blitzo.
Crossfire Crag. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Crossfire Crag.
Photo by Blitzo.
Jason high above it all on Backside Arete (5.11d), NJC
Jason high above it all on Backside Arete (5.11d),...
Looking out from Raven Rocks area across parking area to the west.
Looking out from Raven Rocks area across parking a...
Getting sideways on Dance This (5.10d), NJC
Getting sideways on Dance This (5.10d), NJC
Fairway, Fantasy Island and Shreen area. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Fairway, Fantasy Island and Shreen area.
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Tom on Evil Offspring (5.12b/c).
Tom on Evil Offspring (5.12b/c).
Hueco Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Hueco Wall.
Photo by Blitzo.
New Jack City. <br />Photo by Blitzo,
New Jack City.
Photo by Blitzo,
Rock detail, NJC
Rock detail, NJC
A new cabana. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
A new cabana.
Photo by Blitzo.
a NJC horizon
a NJC horizon
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