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Glitter Box Area

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Glitter Box Area 

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This area includes the east-facing formations found in Devils Canyon proper, including the main Glitter Box area as well as the Totem Pole and surrounding routes.

Getting There 

Driving directions/parking: Follow driving directions from main Lower Devil's Canyon page. With high clearance 4wd you can park at the end of the road (the ant hill). This is also a popular primitive camping spot, as evidenced by the increasing number of fire pits. Without high clearance 4wd, park off the road as far as you are comfortable driving and hike the rest of the way in. Parts of the last segment of the road between the Hackberry parking pullout (just past the windmill) and the end of the road is the roughest of the entire drive in.

Approach: To get to routes - proceed east from end of road/parking area and pass through an opening in a barbed wire fence. A climber trail will branch to the north (left) for the Glitter Box area, continue on a bit then branch to the south (right) for the Totem Pole and other routes nearby.

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Glitter Box Area:
Three Amigos   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Hidden Splendor   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   
World Vision   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
All That Glitters   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Hammerhead   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 75'   
Sublime Line   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 140'   
Summer Assault   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Adios Larry   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Damsels in Distress   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   
Gold   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Eyes of the World   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   
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Arjun at the anchors, the runout to first bolt shown.

Damsels in Distress 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Glitter Box Area
The delightfully long line that is on the east facing face of Glitter Box. To get there, it's just out of the "alley" where "Eyes of the World" is, and about 5-10m north along the base of the cliff. First bolt is about 30' up! It's noted as sport in Marty's book: "Climb up the vertical face past 12 bolts to a 2 shut rap. 160'. Double line rap" (though someone left a quicklink at a bolt about 25 m from the top to enable two single line raps if you trust rapping off one bolt from 1990). A fantasti...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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DAS's new route in the Glitter Box Area, as seen from across Devil's Canyon. Arjun on lead.
DAS's new route in the Glitter Box Area, as seen f...
taken from LDE
taken from LDE
East facing towers of the Glitter Box
BETA PHOTO: East facing towers of the Glitter Box
Glitter Box area
BETA PHOTO: Glitter Box area
Unknown climbers on Damsels in Distress. Jan. 3, 2010
Unknown climbers on Damsels in Distress. Jan. 3, 2...
Unknown climbers on Damsels in Distress and Hidden Splendor. Jan. 3, 2010.
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