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Belle Campground Area

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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.


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]

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
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 Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Short Cake, 5.10a

Short Cake 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Rock 1
This is the prominent dike visible on the first rock when looking south from Belle Campground. This route is a lot of fun - sequency at the start with the crux at the second bolt where you must overcome a bulge....[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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