There are no climbs in Al's or Randy's Guides from the Cottonwood Area. There is not much climbable rock in this area (near the road, anyways.... there is some back country stuff WAY back in there.) The exception is this area, The Butterbags Buttress Area. These are great, fun routes in a very beautiful, out-of -the- way, sunny area. They are at a lower elevation, and south facing, so a winter visit would be best. The Salton Sea is visible from the top of this crag. This crag is visible from the road off to the east, about half way between Cottonwood Campground and Interstate 10 (you can't miss it). 30 min. approach up a beautiful sandy wash, then up a rather steep hill. Well worth a visit for the day.
Between Cottonwood and I-10. Easily seen from the road, off to the east.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cottonwood Area:
Love Bubbles 5.7 Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Babaloos 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Baby Pillows 5.10c Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Featured Route For Cottonwood Area
8 bolt face up the main buttress (Butterbags Buttress). Located on the right side of the hillside. Excellent. This is the poor man's Loose Lady, but better protected. There is one cam placement at the start, but you can boulder past it to clip the first bolt without too much stress....[more] Browse More Classics in CA