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The Varnished Wall is really only noteworthy for a couple of 1-star routes, but worth checking out if the better areas are crowded.
The Varnished Wall is located approximately 100 yards east of Pixie Rock on the opposite (east) side of the road. Park at Billboard Buttress and walk north along the road for about 100 yards. Varnished Wall will be on your right.
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Crank Queenie 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Crank Queenie 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Varnished Wall
Crank Queenie is located on the NW side of the Varnished Wall. It is a shallow hand crack that is a bit tricky to protect for the first 20' (sideways-placed nuts, awkward cam placements). Above, the crack deepens and is quite pleasant.Anchor: slung horn(s).Descent: scramble off to climber's right or rap off slung horns as for With Malice and Forethought....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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