Elevation: 11,305 ft
This peak is found on page 252.
The Box sees a fair amount of climbing activity. This page contains photos of this beautiful peak and information and photos for two additional route descriptions.
Nathan Cuvala provided the following route information and photos.
My friend Brian and I climbed “The Box”, Peak 11,305 in the Pioneers this weekend. We found a class 2 route up that was a nice scramble. You follow Rick’s route as described in the book from Upper Box Canyon Lake but around 10,900 or so (I did not pay attention to my altimeter but that is ball park) there is a rock ledge that cuts across the face. You can take this to the south ridge for an easy scramble to the top. Attached is a picture of the beginning of the rock ledge and another picture of the route we took.
This is another route that is not in the book. Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke provided the following route information. See their article on the missing Eleveners in the climbing history section of this site.
West Face (Class 3)
Leave the Johnston Pass Trail (B)(1.a)(p. 258) at the base of the pass and continue up the East Fork of the Wood River to the cirque below the summit. Ascend a gully to the west face and up to the top of the south ridge. Follow the ridge to the summit.
George Reinier’s photos from his climb of the route in the book.