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Becky's Buttress

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Becky's Buttress 


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0087, -116.0098 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 30, 2006
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

Hike straight out from the car and scramble up through boulders to the base of the formation. Allow 20 minutes for the approach.


8 Total Routes


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Becky's Buttress (5.9) from the base

Becky's Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Becky's Buttress
Starts around and right from Road Dogs on the right side of the buttress.Fun face climbing past four bolts and a horizontal crack with a distinct crux/funk type thing over a bulge past the 3rd bolt.After clipping the third bolt you can reach down and put a longer runner on the second bolt to help with the drag over the bulge. Between the fourth bolt and the top is the horizontal and then the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Becky's Buttress Area, Joshua Tree NP
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Becky's Buttress (North Face), Joshua Tree NP
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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
Administrator
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.