Socorro Bouldering Guide - Box Canyon - Gravity Boots Area
The promising-looking, but mostly choss, outcrops seen to the East of
the road as you head into Box. These areas are best approached using
a trail heading North out of the Northeast corner of the Waterfall
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You can see this roof to the East from the road heading in to the main
parking lot. Head North from the main Box parking about a hundred
yards on the trail at the base of the hill. Unless you are very
lucky, the reason for the name of the roof will become
- True West - V2 bad landing
Sit start under the back of the roof. Climb out left and turn the lip to a
big hueco, then go straight up the loose crack and wobbly deathblock.
? - V2 bad landing
Sit start under the back of the roof as above. Climb out left but
at the big hueco go right and use small holds to gain the slick lip.
Traverse the lip right to the corner and top out on big holds.
Getting Fresh with Patty - V8 Rob Slingsby
Sit start under the back of the roof as above. Crank out thin holds
to the North side of the lip, then gain the West lip. Crank onto the
big block and then top out.
The problem "Chainsaw Tumbleweed" is no more - it went at about V4 and followed a horizontal jug line on the left lip of the roof, but a key hold is gone.
- Barbedwire Lariat - V2
Sit start on huge jugs under the right side of the roof. Go to the edge of
the roof and follow the technical crack to the top.
- ? - V1
Just right of Barbedwire Lariat there is a cool slab problem.
The Peck Overhang
A short, powerful roof problem, notorious and typical Peck V4. About
30 yards North of the Waterfall parking lot along the Gravity Boots
trail is a tree to your right. Look behind it for a little roof. Sit
down in the stickers and grab two miserable underclings. The rest is
self-explanitory. The new Maestas guide retro-names this "Burrito Run"
and gives it V6.
updated April 2nd, 2008