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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
Rangers in Space (5.11a), Joshua Tree NP

Rangers in Space 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Half Rock
Begin on the left side of the west face and climb somewhat loose flakes and lumpy face past two hangerless bolts to a large, left-facing flake below the third bolt. Work your way past this (5.10), via some funky moves, clip the fourth bolt and then make the thin, balancy and somewhat improbable crux moves up and right to the end of the hard climbing. Easier moves lead past a final bolt to the top.Great moves and position on this one, unfortunately the rock quality isn't the best and the climb is...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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