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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0016, -116.0194 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 28, 2010
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Graham attempting to solo Diagnostics.

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Description 

Far from the sometimes overwhelming crowds and restless energy of the western part of the Park is this often quiet spot with a fair bit of good climbing, particularly on Castle Rock - North Side.

Some of the notable climbs here include Diagnostics (5.6), That Old Soft Shoe (5.10d), Count Dracula (5.10d), Belly Dancer (5.10d), Bell-E-Up (5.11c), Bella Lugosi (5.11c) and Piece of Cake (5.13a).

Getting There 

Belle Campground is located 1.4 miles from the Pinto Wye (the intersection of the road to 29 Palms and the road to Interstate 10) and 1.4 miles north of White Tank Campground.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

38 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',11],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',10],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Belle Campground :
Diagnostics   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
Belly Flop   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - South Side
Count Dracula   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
That Old Soft Shoe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
Bella Lugosi   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Castle Rock : Castle Rock - North Side
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Nearing the end of the crack on Bella Lugosi (5.11c), Joshua Tree NP. Photo by Tim Fearn, Fall 1987.

Bella Lugosi 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
Bouldery thin moves (crux) to gain the crack where the difficulty eases and good pro can be found. Near the top the crack peters out and a bolt [replaced 4/00 - ed.] is found to protect the moves to the top.The name is a play on Bela Lugosi - the star of the classic 1931 horror movie "Dracula"....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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