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Becky's Buttress Area 
Belle Campground  

Belle Campground Area  


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Elevation: 3,800'
Location: 34.0034, -116.0189 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 Jun 28, 2002
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Description 

Covers Belle Campground which has a fair bit of decent climbing, particularly on the north face of Castle Rock as well as the fairly obscure Becky's Buttress Area.

Getting There 

See the individual sub-areas for detailed approach information.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.1 miles from here

51 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',26],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',12],['5.7',8],['5.8',3],['5.9',6],['5.10',16],['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 Area:
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 Area
Count Dracula, 5.10d

Count Dracula 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - North Side
This is the first route to the right of a slanting chimney/crack on the midsection of the northwest face. Boulder up fairly high past some stiff moves to a bolt and continue up past two more to the top. Gear needed for anchor and walk off right (climber's). An interesting bit of trivia - On the first ascent the resourceful climbers dragged a picnic table over to the base of the wall, stood it on end, and drilled the first bolt standing atop it. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Sunset near Belle Campground. Photo by Blitzo.
Sunset near Belle Campground. Photo by Blitzo.
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