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Box of Rain 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Ryan Mayer, Kirsten Turner
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Aug 9, 2009
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A box of rain will ease the pain....


Power up and layback past the first bulge and the crux is over....

Maybe you'll find direction
around some corner
where it's been waiting to meet you.


This is left of Ripple.


8 bolts to chains.

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The beginning pullover at the base of Box of Rain, awesome haul at the opening of the climb, then sustained the rest of the way.
The beginning pullover at the base of Box of Rain,...
Midway up.
Midway up.
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By Jonathan Reeves
From: Golden, Colorado
Aug 16, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

A fun route that has 5.8ish moves all the way up. Just like the description says, the crux is the beginning layback. Although the first move is the crux you can reach the first bolt and do the move under protection.

By Casey Lems
From: Lakewood, CO
Sep 1, 2009

Don't be lured into the "valley" to the right of the clips. Stay left and pull the bulge.

By Robert Buswold
From: Longmont, CO
Sep 6, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This was good, but this route and the two directly to the right of it can get a bit crowded around the first two bolts. The starts of all these routes just seem too close together.

By Tadd Duncan
From: Lakewood, CO
Jul 17, 2012

Power through the bulge and you've made it, but the area gets crowded easily.

By Matt Powers
Aug 18, 2013

My favorite of the Canal Zone 5.8s. Great fun on a variety of features.

By climberX
5 days ago

I found the first 20' harder than an 8, actually got pretty much stuck on this section, but it was my very first slabby, tiny sloping feet with basically no hands/smooth slopers. Not my skill set. After that section, it was pretty much an 8.

To second or third the comments, the route to the right is almost too close, easy to wander to the right at during the first 15' of climbing.