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Belle Campground Area

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Becky's Buttress Area 
Belle Campground  

Belle Campground Area 


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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
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 28, 2002
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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 

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Climbing Season


51 Total 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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Belle Campground Area:
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
Belly Flop   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South 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
Rangers in Space (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP

Rangers in Space 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Half Rock
Begin on the left side of the west face and climb somewhat loose flakes and lumpy face past two hangerless bolts to a large, left-facing flake below the third bolt. Work your way past this (5.10), via some funky moves, clip the fourth bolt and then make the thin, balancy and somewhat improbable crux moves up and right to the end of the hard climbing. Easier moves lead past a final bolt to the top.Great moves and position on this one, unfortunately the rock quality isn't the best and the climb is...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Sunset near Belle Campground. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sunset near Belle Campground.
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