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.
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Featured Route For Becky's Buttress
Compromised 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Becky's Buttress
Start left of Road Dogs and climb crispy rock past the first bolt to access the heavily featured face above. After clipping the 5th bolt start heading left for two bolts, cross Gravity Pirates (medium cam here) and then clip one more bolt before reaching the chains atop the highest point of the rock. This climb offers some fun moves over steep, dark patina but the line wanders a bit and the lack of anything else vaguely similar nearby ensures it'll remain a seldom done obscurity. Tw...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock formations on the way to Becky's Buttress, Jo...
BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress (North Face), 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.