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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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Jon McCartie mid-crux on Diagnostics. If the firs...


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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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]

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
True Grit, 5.9

True Grit 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Castle Rock - South Side
This short face climb is on the south face of Castle Rock, sporting bolts up a rounded ramp of sorts. It has arguably the lowest placed protection bolt I've ever seen (see photo). Climbing directly to this bolt is probably the hardest move, although it is easily circumnavigated by climbing the trough just a few feet to the right then up the route....[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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