Elevation: 11,305 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is on Page 252 of the book.
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. USGS Grays Peak
Nathan Cuvala provided the following route information and photos.
My friend Brian and I climbed Peak 11305/The Box in the Pioneer Mountains. We found a Class 2 route up that was a nice scramble. Follow Rick’s route as described in the book from Upper Box Canyon Lake but, at around 10,900 feet or so, 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) on Page 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.