Becky's Buttress Area Rock Climbing
FA of BOB. Dave Stoner hand drilling from a hook.
This is a small collection of formations that lie about 1 mile northeast of Belle Campground and 3/4 of a mile due east of the road. Becky's Buttress is the largest formation in the area and recognized as a light-colored buttress partway up a hillside.
The rock quality in this area varies from sharp and grainy to smooth and almost polished, with most being somewhat on the rough side. Routes to do here include Road Dogs
(5.7), Becky's Buttress
(5.10a) and Compromised
Park in a dirt turnout on the west side of the Pinto Basin Road midway between Belle Campground and the intersection with the Sheep Pass Road. Becky's Buttress is directly east of the parking area and can be reached by 20 minutes of easy walking.
Climbing Season For the Belle Campground Area area.
Weather station 8.8 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Becky's Buttress Area
Compromised 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Becky's Buttress
Start left of Road Dogs and climb crispy rock past the first bolt to access the heavily featured face above. After clipping the 5th bolt start heading left for two bolts, cross Gravity Pirates (medium cam here) and then clip one more bolt before reaching the chains atop the highest point of the rock. This climb offers some fun moves over steep, dark patina but the line wanders a bit and the lack of anything else vaguely similar nearby ensures it'll remain a seldom done obsc...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress Area as seen from the road.