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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A First Time For Everything 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Becky's Buttress
The first half of the climb is traversing and a little pumpy. Start on Jugs at the base of the crack system that splits the brown wall diagonally. Follow the crack up and left placing gear along the way. Begin the crux sequence at your last piece of gear, move up and clip the first bolt from a nice hand rail, then pull the second crux moving left on to the slab. Cruise the nice sculpted and varnished slab past four more bolts to a bolted belay/rappel station above "Road Dogs". ...[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.