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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), Emily Roeben
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: Diabetics

Diabetics 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This route ascends the lower angle section of the Northwest Face, just visible from the picnic table there. This is right of Count Dracula and just right of Diagnostics. The climb goes up a few face moves to reach a juggy wide crack (hands to OW) that appears to protect well with hexes or large cams. The crack stops before the climb tops out, leaving the leader with a little space between them and their last piece to finish on the top of the big flake. Belay on gear at the big flake before cli...[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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