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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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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',18],['1 Star',17],['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
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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Featured Route For Belle Campground
Fun climb. Me belayed by Agina Sedler

Diagnostics 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
On the right side of the Northwest face just right of Count Dracula lies this climb up a left-facing corner with plates and jugs.A short climb but excellent nonetheless, this features good rock and steep fun moves. A good choice on a warm day as it gets plenty of shade. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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