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Belle Campground  


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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
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 28, 2010
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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


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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Cheryl on Transylvania Twist. <br />Photograph by 5.10b4me

Transylvania Twist 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This climb is the bolted route just to the right of Old Soft Shoe. This is a pure crimpfest. it helps to be able to high step it seems pretty sustained. this route seems harder than Old Soft Shoe....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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