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The Box - 5.5

Average Rating = 2.93/5 Average Rating : 2.93 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.36/5
  Rock Quality 3.27/5
  Scenery 3.73/5
  Fun Factor 2.91/5

Description:

Good teaching climb. Starting at the left corner of the Aid Box platform, climb on top of the pyramidal rockform below the corner and follow the corner to the top.

Submitted by: climbracer on 2006-07-11
Views: 1266
Route ID: 18871

20 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Spydamunkey on 2013-03-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great warmup for first-time climbers

I left my gray climbing helmet here, left for a few minutes, came back and someone had picked it up (possibly to take to lost and found, but the rangers haven't received it yet). This route is easy to tie an anchor and walk down to the bottom (no rapelling down from the top necessary). Very short route, so drill up and down it a few times to get the most out of the anchor you set. Lots of curious onlookers will love to watch you for their entertainment pleasure at this popular tourists "hiking" (aka strolling by) area of Great Falls State Park, historic site of canal locks and channels during river transportation days in the 1800s. Very scenic views of kayakers and white water rapids in the Potomac River while climbing.

Added: 2013-03-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: spiderchica on 2007-04-04 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Dirty

It was ok. My second time climbing outdoors. It was mostly scrambling and very dirty. I don't mind, I prefer dirty routes it feels like less people have been there.

Added: 2011-04-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mgoodro on 2010-09-14 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Warmup

Thought there would be more to this, other 5.5 routes in the area are much more interesting.

Added: 2010-09-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: BrftSrvnt on 2009-05-11 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2009-08-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: eamrine on 2009-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars The Box

Use it as an easy warmup then go into Splinters and Right of the Box to get more time out of that top rope setup.

Added: 2009-06-25

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