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Belle Campground  Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0016, -116.0194 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 28, 2010
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Fun climb. Me belayed by Agina Sedler

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Description 

Far from the sometimes overwhelming crowds and restless energy of the western part of the Park is this often quiet spot with a fair bit of good climbing, particularly on Castle Rock - North Side.

Some of the notable climbs here include Diagnostics (5.6), That Old Soft Shoe (5.10d), Count Dracula (5.10d), Belly Dancer (5.10d), Bell-E-Up (5.11c), Bella Lugosi (5.11c) and Piece of Cake (5.13a).

Getting There 

Belle Campground is located 1.4 miles from the Pinto Wye (the intersection of the road to 29 Palms and the road to Interstate 10) and 1.4 miles north of White Tank Campground.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',10],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Belle Campground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Belle Campground :
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
That Old Soft Shoe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
Count Dracula   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
Bella Lugosi   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
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Rock Climbing Photo: Big Sandy Bound (aka The Wetlands President) (5.10...

Big Sandy Bound (aka The Wetlands President) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Half Rock
Make some easy moves onto the rock, mantle a large grey intrusion and clip the first of two bolts. Moving past the first bolt is the crux and involves getting up to and reaching another intrusion near the second bolt. Clip the bolt (a spinner) and then work your way up into ledgefall range as you make the gritty exit moves. The hard moves on this are well protected but a fall from near the top could be disastrous. Should you fall the bolt might hold, but even if it does you'll probably hit the i...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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