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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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BETA PHOTO: Blue=Gravity Pirates
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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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Featured Route For Becky's Buttress
Beta Photo <br />Yellow=Compromised

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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Becky's Buttress Area, Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress Area, Joshua Tree NP
Rock formations on the way to Becky's Buttress, Joshua Tree NP
Rock formations on the way to Becky's Buttress, Jo...
Becky's Buttress (North Face), Joshua Tree NP
BETA PHOTO: 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.