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Belle Campground  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0016, -116.0194 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 28, 2010
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Far from the sometimes overwhelming crowds and restless energy of the western part of the Park is this often quiet spot with a fair bit of good climbing, particularly on Castle Rock - North Side.

Some of the notable climbs here include Diagnostics (5.6), That Old Soft Shoe (5.10d), Count Dracula (5.10d), Belly Dancer (5.10d), Bell-E-Up (5.11c), Bella Lugosi (5.11c) and Piece of Cake (5.13a).

Getting There 

Belle Campground is located 1.4 miles from the Pinto Wye (the intersection of the road to 29 Palms and the road to Interstate 10) and 1.4 miles north of White Tank Campground.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.2 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Belle Campground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Belle Campground :
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
That Old Soft Shoe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
Count Dracula   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
Bella Lugosi   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
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Featured Route For Belle Campground
Rock Climbing Photo: Count Dracula, 5.10d

Count Dracula 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This is the first route to the right of a slanting chimney/crack on the midsection of the northwest face. Boulder up fairly high past some stiff moves to a bolt and continue up past two more to the top. Gear needed for anchor and walk off right (climber's). An interesting bit of trivia - On the first ascent the resourceful climbers dragged a picnic table over to the base of the wall, stood it on end, and drilled the first bolt standing atop it. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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