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Butterbags Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,710'
Location: 33.71885, -115.80655 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 16, 2015
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Butterbags Buttress from the parking area, Joshua ...


Butterbags Buttress is seen from the road as a dark, blocky formation atop a rocky hillside that rises from the eastern edge of Cottonwood Wash. Home to a handful of quality moderates, the area is worth a visit if in the area but it is certainly no destination.

Getting There 

Located about 4 miles south of the Cottonwood Ranger Station and 5 miles north of the junction with Interstate 10. Parking is available just off the road in view of the formation and the approach, along a sandy wash and then up a rocky hillside, takes 30-40 minutes depending upon fitness.

Climbing Season

For the Joshua Tree National Park area.

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Baby Pillows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Butterbags Buttress
3 bolts to thin crack (2 fp) , Located left of Babaloos. Face climb at the start, then up a thin splitter crack, which is too thin to jam at first, so you face climb up it past 2 fixed pins until you can finally fit your fingers in the crack, which is followed to the top. Another excellent and challenging climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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