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Belle Campground Area

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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
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 

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51 Total Routes


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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
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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Featured Route For Belle Campground Area
Beta Photo <br />Yellow=Compromised

Compromised 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Becky's Buttress
Start left of Road Dogs and climb crispy rock past the first bolt to access the heavily featured face above. After clipping the 5th bolt start heading left for two bolts, cross Gravity Pirates (medium cam here) and then clip one more bolt before reaching the chains atop the highest point of the rock. This climb offers some fun moves over steep, dark patina but the line wanders a bit and the lack of anything else vaguely similar nearby ensures it'll remain a seldom done obscurity. Tw...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Sunset near Belle Campground. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sunset near Belle Campground.
Photo by Blitzo.
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