Socorro Bouldering Guide - Box Canyon - Hidden Walls
Two small cliff bands that are hard to see from any road.
Hidden Wall North
UTM 13S 0315580 3762360
The short, overhanging crag you can see to the North from the Alf Rig
parking lot. A few short bolted 5.11s, and some bouldering. The
bolts are a mystery, they look like they had been in place a while
when I first saw them in 1994, and no one will own up to them.
Incredibly featured and suprisingly solid, like Mesquite BBQ Wall, but not
a lot to do here.
- Rodney's Traverse - V1 bad landing Andy 10/6/96
Traverse the lip of the small roof over the stone wall from right to left.
- Death Choss - V0 very tall Bob 2005
Sit start on the right end of Rodney's Traverse, but pull up into the
slot and solo away.
- BC (Bruce's Chimney) - 5.2 very tall, very dirty Bruce 10/5/96
In the back of one of the caves there is a natural chimney all the way
to the top of the wall.
- Graffitti Dwellers - V2 Andy 10/5/96
Short roof problem.
Hidden Wall South
North end UTM 13S 0315744 3762284
South end UTM 13S 0315804 3762107
This is a long, low-angle, wall West and almost parallel to the Major
wall road. There are dozens of easy to moderate top rope routes here,
but no anchors or bolts and the rock does not protect well. The
Sangre De Andre route was marked for several years with a huge blood
stain. Andy did a 5.8R/X trad route here off of which he took a
forty-foot fall, creating the blood spot. He came back to the route
and finished it (with a helmet this time) and named it Sangre de
- Sangre de Lizard - V3 Andy 10/5/96
A 1/8 mile traverse of the entire wall.
"Bruce had us follow him on a long, long traverse going the
length of hidden wall. There was nothing too bad on the first section
he had done, but as we got farther and farther along, we (I) passed a
couple of sections that I recal as being about V3. We'd be going
along, and come up to blank sections.. I had to get off (or fall off)
and look at them first before pumping through. anyway.. at the end of
the wall I think we had come at least 600 feet! Oh yeah.. the name,
Sangre de Lizard, came from the start of the problem. There was a
loose flake that I kicked to break it off.. As it fell, a freshly
smashed lizard fell as well and died below... whoops.. 8*/" -
updated February 15th, 2007