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Elevation: 7,145'
Location: 39.9746, -105.2905 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on Jul 9, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: The Box, as viewed from the South. THe Cornucopia ...
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  • Description 

    This large Flatiron sits near the top of Dinosaur Mountain. It is to the North of the Finger Flatiron and to the East of Fum. It is home of some amazing sport climbs on its North and South sides such as Cornucopia (on the South "Scoop Wall") and of some more moderate trad climbs.


    Getting There 

    Follow the Mallory Cave trail past the cave turn off and continue up. As the trail starts to switchback, you will be working your way between the North face of the Finger Flatiron and The Box. You can reach The Box from any of these switchbacks depnding on the route you are aiming for.


    8 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',1],['>=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 The Box:
    Stone Love   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
    Discipline   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Cornucopia   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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    Featured Route For The Box
    'Stone Love (10d, PG-13)' comes up the SW face of the box on a 5.8 handcrack to reach a ledge, then arcs out and right below the summit, hanging over space in the nearly horizontal crack seen in this image before turning upward toward the summit on the slab to the right. It is a unique line that should be a destination climb in the Flatirons. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2005.

    Stone Love 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CO : Flatirons : ... : The Box
    This route is a fabulous route with a little so-so rock. The real business happens on good solid stone though. The wild position and gymnastic moves are memorable enough to make this a "must do" adventure climb despite of the short section of poor rock before the crux. Locate this climb by hiking to the South side of the Box, just above (west of) the concave wall. There is an obvious hand-to-fist crack rising up though the bottom of the West end to a huge ledge, the first pitch. The second pitch...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Photos of The Box Slideshow Add Photo
    The Box (Left) and The Finger (right) as viewed from the West on the Fee Fi Fo Fum areas. Photo by Tony Bubb, 2004.
    BETA PHOTO: The Box (Left) and The Finger (right) as viewed fr...
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