Socorro Bouldering Guide - Box Canyon - THC Wall
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A bizarre little pocket of box rock that looks and climbs like
extremely clean, solid sandstone. There is no easy way to get here,
but it is worth the hike. The easiest way to find the wall is to
drive South from the Waterfall parking lot, through the wash, then
about 1/4 mile to a wide spot in the road. Park here and look East.
There is a buttress of chossy dark rock sticking out of the hill. The
lighter red rock on the very top is THC wall. Cross the road at the
wash and hike East to the right side of the buttress, then up the side
to THC wall. A good warmup stop along the way is Roxy's Wall to the
South above a lone boulder.
THC wall is also only 300 yards from Upper Spook, and there is a trail
across the top of the ridge.
- That Heatwole Contrivance - V4 tall, bad landing Peck 09/12/30
Sit start and go up on big loose flakes, crimps and slopers. Choss at the lip has held so far.
Peck was gonna name it something better but was overrided by his girlfriend.
- ? - V4
Sit start under the big crack on the manky seam. The rock morphs from
crappy choss to THC dank halfway up.
Was loose and painful but those bits broke off, now fun and pumpy.
Tickly Hairy Crotch - V1 tall Paul
Sit start on a huge flake under the roof. Climb up and left through a
large horn/flake, and then keep going diagonal to the big crack above.
The High Corner - V1 tall, scary Scott
Sit start as above, but go up and right after the horn/flake.
V4 Variation, eliminate the horn/flake and just use the arete.
Totally Happy Camper - V2 tall, bad landing Scott
Straight up the face just right of the corner.
V4 and less fun from the sit.
The Hard Choss - V4 Chorvat
Sit down start, crank out the blank overhang on left side of the
Teenage Hippy Chicks - V1 Scott
Sit down start, haul the jugs straight up.
? - V0 Paul
To the Southeast of the main wall, there a a few smaller boulders. In
a crevice between two boulders is a sloper problem that starts in the
left (North) side of the crevice, traverses right until holds appear
below the highest point, then follows these holds over the summit.
updated February 21st, 2007