FA of BOB. Dave Stoner hand drilling from a hook.
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
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.
Weather station 8.8 miles from here
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A First Time For Everything 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Becky's Buttress
The first half of the climb is traversing and a little pumpy. Start on Jugs at the base of the crack system that splits the brown wall diagonally. Follow the crack up and left placing gear along the way. Begin the crux sequence at your last piece of gear, move up and clip the first bolt from a nice hand rail, then pull the second crux moving left on to the slab. Cruise the nice sculpted and varnished slab past four more bolts to a bolted belay/rappel station above "Road Dogs". ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress Area as seen from the road.