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Becky's Buttress Area  


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.009, -116.0112 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 29, 2006
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FA of BOB. Dave Stoner hand drilling from a hook.

Description 

This is a small collection of formations that lie about 1 mile northeast of Belle Campground and 3/4 of a mile due east of the road. Becky's Buttress is the largest formation in the area and recognized as a light-colored buttress partway up a hillside.

The rock quality in this area varies from sharp and grainy to smooth and almost polished, with most being somewhat on the rough side. Routes to do here include Road Dogs (5.7), Becky's Buttress (5.9), Bob (5.10a) and Compromised (5.10d).

Getting There 

Park in a dirt turnout on the west side of the Pinto Basin Road midway between Belle Campground and the intersection with the Sheep Pass Road. Becky's Buttress is directly east of the parking area and can be reached by 20 minutes of easy walking.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.8 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Beta Photo Yellow=Compromised

Compromised 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Becky's Buttress
Start left of Road Dogs and climb crispy rock past the first bolt to access the heavily featured face above. After clipping the 5th bolt start heading left for two bolts, cross Gravity Pirates (medium cam here) and then clip one more bolt before reaching the chains atop the highest point of the rock. This climb offers some fun moves over steep, dark patina but the line wanders a bit and the lack of anything else vaguely similar nearby ensures it'll remain a seldom done obscurity. Tw...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Becky's Buttress Area as seen from the road.
BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress Area as seen from the road.

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