The Bilbo Buttresses Rock Climbing
Bilbo Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
These are the small walls just east of Billboard Buttress. If facing Billboard Buttress, it is directly to the right. New bolted line El Chivo
5.8, 4 bolts with a 3 bolt anchor. Also White Trash 5.8, Val De Mello 5.10b and Debbie Does Donuts 5.6. A good one right out of the back of your car. Billboard Buttress is often crowded but I have found this set of climbs to be generally empty (Ask permission of course if campgroud is taken). Best climbed on weekdays!
From the Indian Cove entrance, drive into the main campground area (passing the group camping on right) until you see a fork in the road. Take the left, park at Billboard Buttress (by the recycling bins) immmediately on your left (Pixie Rock at the Fork on the right). Walk past Billboard Buttress into the campground right past it and BINGO!!! There ya be! Look left.........
Weather station 6.3 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in The Bilbo Buttresses
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Bilbo Buttresses:
El Chivo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Sean Penn 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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Debbie Does Donuts 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
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This route is not bad, but it's too short to be very good. Maybe it has some merit as a way of getting to the top of the rock to establish a TR on Val De Mello? In any case, out on the far right end of the Bilbo Buttress, there is a notch between the end towers. In that nothch, on the right hand side there is a hand and fist crack, should you scramble up to it (or just scramble up it). One can scramble off or retreat from anchors above Val De Mello. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
The Bilbo Buttresses, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Closer view of the right side of Bilbo Buttresses