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Puzzle Box

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Cross Joint, The 
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Pink Lightening  
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Puffer Fish 
R God is Neither 

Puzzle Box  

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The Puzzle Box is a beautiful roof with some of the finest climbing at the Draw, nearly horizontal at its base and easing gradually in steepness. There are around a dozen established problems here from V5 on up, including area classics Puffer Fish and Cosmic Tricycle. The rock quality is generally superb with some very unique holds and intriguing movement. Caution: this roof has a sloping, uneven landing zone and some dirty topouts.

Getting There 

From the main parking area, hop the wooden fence and walk along the metal fence surrounding the aspen grove. Continue along a faint trail into a side draw and the Puzzle Box will appear shortly up on the right side. Approach 2 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.4 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Puzzle Box:
The Hermit   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
Puffer Fish   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
The Missionary Position   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
R God is Neither   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   
Cosmic Tricycle   V10 7C+     Boulder   
Huffalufagus   V10+ 7C+     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Puzzle Box

The Missionary Position V6 7A  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Puzzle Box
Squeeze your way out the belly feature at the left end of the roof, starting at opposing bad sidepulls. The crux is a hard slap left to a sloping fin, followed by a move to a cool narrow pinch. Extreme heelhook action!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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