Becky's Buttress Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Blue=Gravity Pirates Yellow=Compromised Green=Road...
Becky's Buttress is the largest, most prominent formation in the area and visible from afar as a slender, hourglass shaped buttress lying at the foot of a steep hillside. Recommended routes here include Becky's Buttress
(5.9) which climbs the outer face of the eponymous buttress, as well as Road Dogs
(5.7) and Compromised
(5.10d), which lie around the corner on the shaded north face of the formation.
This rock contains the longest, highest quality routes on the best rock in the area and as such deserves a bit more traffic than it sees.
Hike straight out from the car and scramble up through boulders to the base of the formation. Allow 20 minutes for the approach.
Climbing Season For the Belle Campground Area area.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Becky's Buttress
Orion's Belt 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: 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 CA
BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress (North Face), Joshua Tree NP
Rock formations on the way to Becky's Buttress, Jo...
BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress Area, Joshua Tree NP
By Roy Suggett
Nov 8, 2011
Between Road Dogs and Compromised there is a couple of good top ropes. The one on the right is 10bish and the one on the left is 11dish.
By C Miller
Nov 9, 2011
Becky Who? (5.10b TR) climbs the right side of the block via discontinuous cracks and Visions of Grandeur (5.11d TR) is the face below the anchors.
By Roy Suggett
Nov 10, 2011
Yeah...I think thats right...it's been a too long, anyway, for those that like solitude, there is enough out here to warrant the walk.