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
Orion's Belt 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Becky's Buttress
Hop up into the big curving crack/chimney and lean out to clip the first bolt. This protects you as you get established on the slab and then the next couple moves to the left which are the crux. After that its easy edges up the low angle face to a bolted belay. This route went in just before the park service mandated camouflaged bolts and hangers, so they're nice and shiny. If you want to, try the TR problem directly below the rappel. It starts off the top of a boulder on nice holds. Pretty tou...[more] Browse More Classics in California
BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress Area as seen from the road.