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Elevation: 3,204 ft
GPS: 33.729, -115.797 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on Jun 6, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

There are no climbs in Al's or Randy's Guides from the Cottonwood Area. There is not much climbable rock in this area (near the road, anyways.... there is some back country stuff WAY back in there.) The exception is this area, The Butterbags Buttress Area. These are great, fun routes in a very beautiful, out-of -the- way, sunny area. They are at a lower elevation, and south facing, so a winter visit would be best. The Salton Sea is visible from the top of this crag. This crag is visible from the road off to the east, about half way between Cottonwood Campground and Interstate 10 (you can't miss it). 30 min. approach up a beautiful sandy wash, then up a rather steep hill. Well worth a visit for the day.

Getting There

Between Cottonwood and I-10. Easily seen from the road, off to the east.

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toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
One or two of the chimneys left of the Butterbags buttress have been done too; most would find them loose and unenjoyable. There is also a chipped route that was started in the area, but, fortunately, abandoned. Jun 6, 2010
kili
29 palms, ca
kili   29 palms, ca
These routes are in an anchor free zone and the NPS may remove the bolts at anytime. Jun 25, 2018
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
These routes we're established a long time ago before this area was designated as an "anchor free zone." Jun 25, 2018

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