Box Therapy | 8C Boulder problem

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Initially 8C+ was suggested and the first few repeats seemed to agree with this. In 2023 Katie Lamb climbed the problem, which would have made her the first woman to climb 8C+, but subsequent ascentionists have suggested that 8C is more appropriate and Daniel Woods (who made the first ascent) has retrospectively adjusted his opinion to 8C.

The problem is near Box Lake in Colorado which is where the name comes from.

Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

Daniel Woods
Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Daniel Woods
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Daniel Woods
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Added at 21:04 on 07 April 2021
Daniel Woods
Added at 18:10 on 13 October 2023
Drew Ruana
Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
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Added at 13:03 on 24 March 2021
Sean Bailey
Added at 14:03 on 31 March 2022
Katie Lamb
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Added at 19:09 on 05 September 2023
Katie Lamb
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Brooke Raboutou
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Added at 16:10 on 13 October 2023
Brooke Raboutou
Added at 07:12 on 19 December 2022
Brooke Raboutou
Added at 17:12 on 25 December 2023
Shawn Raboutou
Added at 17:12 on 25 December 2023

Ascents

6 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Daniel Woods Boulder | worked 29th Oct 2018 8C
First ascent.

Daniel initially suggested 8C+ but later adjusted his suggestion to 8C after Brooke Raboutou and Shawn Raboutou repeated the problem and suggested a downgrade.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zR9tqlktg/

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpe4V1Ql5gn/

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR1QDk76LRk

Drew Ruana Boulder | worked 18th Jul 2020 8C+
Sean Bailey Boulder | worked 19th Oct 2020 8C+
Third ascent.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/OneTmfEsANI?t=755

Katie Lamb Boulder | worked 28th Jul 2023 8C+
First female ascent.

The pieces fit together on Box and quickly it was about silencing my doubts and flipping the switch. [1]

When Katie made her ascent Box Therapy was considered 8C+ which would have made her the first woman to climb the grade.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/Cw0gZKwPj3c/=

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/Cw0hN28PxEx/=

[3] https://climbinghouse.com/katie-lamb-interview-first-woman-v16/

[4] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2023/09/katie_lamb_on_box_therapy_8c+-73458

[5] Interview with Steven Dimmitt, September 2023 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ksU0rAHFVM

Brooke Raboutou Boulder | worked Between 7th Oct 2023 and 8th Oct 2023 8C

Brooke had previously tried the problem for a session in September 2022 and nearly did it, falling off the exit. [1] She came back in 2023 and sealed the deal making a back ot back ascent with Shawn Raboutou.

References

[1] Shawn Raboutou interview with Magnus Midtbø, 2022 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BiC-ypXGLU

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CyWEPDcLOyC/=

[3] https://youtu.be/BSvx7_-gPiA?si=SQa43wnrsX3-akQl

Shawn Raboutou Boulder | worked Between 7th Oct 2023 and 8th Oct 2023

Back-to-back family ascent with Brooke Raboutou.

References

[1] https://youtu.be/BSvx7_-gPiA?si=SQa43wnrsX3-akQl