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Billboard Buttress

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Bilbo T 
Blow T 
Crack Alley 
Driving Limitations T 
Gait of Power T 
Gait of Power Traverse 
Knaug and Hyde T 
Red Beckey (aka The Rabbi) T 
Reverend, The T 
Sheet Bends T 
Slip Silly (aka Forgotten Crack) T 
Squat Rockets T 
We Dive At Dawn T 

Billboard Buttress  


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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 34.0935, -116.1561 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 21, 2002
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Comfy belay spot for billboard buttress. makes up...

Description 

Billboard Buttress is the formation due south of Pixie Rock and is a popular meeting spot due to it's central location, message board and trash/recycling bins. Routes here have zero approach and run the gamut from easy cracks to runout face with something for everyone - except that parking spot you just missed.

Getting There 

Billboard Buttress is the obvious formation the road curves around as you first enter Indian Cove proper. The message board and trash/recycling bins are also a giveaway that you've arrived.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.3 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['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 Billboard Buttress:
Crack Alley   V1-2 5     Boulder, 15'   
We Dive At Dawn   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Reverend   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Red Beckey (aka The Rabbi)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blow   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   
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Featured Route For Billboard Buttress
It was cold, thanksgiving weekend 2003, but this route had a really sheltered belay.  Our first route at J-Tree, we thought it was 5.6d/5.7a, and the nice gold rock was worth the long drive from Denver.  The short approach was especially nice and we noticed very little traffic noise compared to Clear Creek or Boulder Canyons in Colorado. <br /> <br />We also did El Chivo, 5.9a , a route who's steepness, shelter, anchors, and good bolting made pulling on the loose rock very worthwhile.  <br /> <br />We carried no guide and mostly got on routes that had visible anchors, good protection, and winter warmth. Turns out our favorites were all Todd Gordon routes.  Thank you Todd! <br /> <br />Submitted by Trout/Slater family

Driving Limitations 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Billboard Buttress
A very popular but average route up the plated face right off the road. The rating is accurate if you climb directly past the first bolt otherwise it's a bit easier. Decent climbing on this but the rock is suspect throughout and the constant buzz of traffic detracts from the overall experience. One star out of five....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Billboard Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
California Chicory (Rafinesquia californica), Joshua Tree NP
California Chicory (Rafinesquia californica), Josh...
Family day on Billboard Buttress
Family day on Billboard Buttress
Billboard Buttress (South and East Face), Joshua Tree NP <br />
Billboard Buttress (South and East Face), Joshua T...
Billboard Buttress from the top of Pixie Rock. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Billboard Buttress from the top of Pixie Rock. Pho...
Billboard Buttress with the Blow pillar on the left, Joshua Tree NP
Billboard Buttress with the Blow pillar on the lef...

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By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 26, 2003
There's a new bolted line (3 bolts and a pin) about 30' left of We Dive at Dawn. Anyone know what it is? Todd?
By C Miller
Administrator
Oct 26, 2003
The new route is called Blow (5.10+)
By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 26, 2003
Yes, that's it.
By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
Dec 3, 2007
What line is it that has a bolt that protects face moves before getting to a left leaning crack, just right of 'We Dive At Dawn'. 5.10+ moves??
By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 3, 2007
?Gait of Power? (5.10a/b).
By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
Dec 5, 2007
Thanks Mike!

Duh! It was right there on the topo.
By Bryan Davenport
From: 29palms
Mar 6, 2011
What is the line that sends through on the left corner of sheet bends? Also, I topped out on the short crack at the top. A fun one move wonder. Is it part of anything?