Socorro Bouldering Guide - Box Canyon - GNAR
In the drainage to the Southwest of the top of the Alf Rig hill, there
are a few small bouldering areas, I call them collectively GNew Alf
Rig, or GNAR. Notables are the Slopes, the Axe boulder, Better Than
Hueco, and Alf's Axe. The easiest way to get here is to walk West
from the Alf Rig parking and then skirt the South side of the hill.
You can also walk West and then South from the Alf Rig
Some of these rock faces are within full view of the ranch below. You
must be polite and maintain a low profile here and not yell or scream.
If the ranch dog comes up to say "Hi", send him back gently, he likes
to follow people up the hill and then get lost.
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A few very high quality problems on the North-facing side of the boulder
Axe Boulder and Better Than Hueco
Across the drainage to the North are two walls facing each other.
One, short, steep, and blank faces East, while the other, Huecoed and
low angle with a sloping landing, faces West. The short one is the
Axe "boulder" and the tall one is what Alf calls Better Than Hueco.
This is the boulder that Alf mistook for the Axe boulder. It is a
small, lone boulder overhung on most sides halfway between the Slopes
and the top of the drainage.
updated March 1st, 2007