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This is the tallest and most impressive formation on the hillside and features several moderates worth doing, Wind Tower (5.7) and Vagmarken Buttress (5.7), both of which are over 100 feet long and offer excellent views of the surrounding area all within minutes of the car.
Park where available along the road and head uphill to the formation. The approach takes 10-15 minutes.
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Vagmarken Buttress 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Vagmarken Buttress Left
If you're looking for the longest climb on Vagmarken, this is the one. Start just left of the Buttress prow in a crack dihedral the shoots a straight line up the central face of the rock. Midway up you'll find a bolt and then moves slightly right to easier climing to the top. Caution! There is loose rock on this route; especially the large, tempting flake just by the move after the bolt. To descend; scramble up to the top and head right to drop down the right side of the...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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