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Becky's Buttress Area 
Belle Campground  

Belle Campground Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0034, -116.0189 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 Jun 28, 2002
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Sunset near Belle Campground. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

Covers Belle Campground which has a fair bit of decent climbing, particularly on the north face of Castle Rock as well as the fairly obscure Becky's Buttress Area.

Getting There 

See the individual sub-areas for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.1 miles from here

51 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',25],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',12],['5.7',8],['5.8',3],['5.9',6],['5.10',16],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Belle Campground Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Belle Campground Area:
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   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
That Old Soft Shoe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   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 Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Orion's Belt

Orion's Belt 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Becky's Buttress
Hop up into the big curving crack/chimney and lean out to clip the first bolt. This protects you as you get established on the slab and then the next couple moves to the left which are the crux. After that its easy edges up the low angle face to a bolted belay. This route went in just before the park service mandated camouflaged bolts and hangers, so they're nice and shiny. If you want to, try the TR problem directly below the rappel. It starts off the top of a boulder on nice holds. Pretty tou...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jon McCartie mid-crux on Diagnostics.  If the firs...
Jon McCartie mid-crux on Diagnostics. If the firs...
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