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VD (Very Direct) Wall

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Arched Demon S 
Follower’s Folly T,S 
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Overhanger S 
Reqiuem S 
Rupert The Bear S 
Rurp Rip-off S 
Slot Machine T,S 
Spike the Punch S 
Tenacious S 
Tree Corner T,S 
Upper Bolt Route S 
Velcro S 
Water Cracks T,S 

VD (Very Direct) Wall Rock Climbing 

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VD wall is the large north-facing formation on the south side of Devil’s Punch Bowl. There are many single pitch routes as well as several multi-pitch routes. Most routes are well-bolted, if you don’t mind homemade hangers. But we found the old bolts and hangers to be quite solid and not an issue. Although most of the climbing on VD wall is face climbing, there are a few trad lines that tend to be bolted, as the weaknesses are shallow or flaring and don’t take pro well or often. Some routes have walk-offs but most can be rappelled from chain anchors. Also, there are intermediate chain anchors on most multi-pitch routes. The walk-off is a bit adventurous and entails scrambling down to the south and east, then hiking east until you reach the bottom of the hill and can turn left. Follow the trail back to the creek, then back upstream to VD wall.

Getting There 

This is the first and obvious wall you reach when taking the trail into the South Area. It rises directly up from the south side of the creek.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in VD (Very Direct) Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for VD (Very Direct) Wall:
Rurp Rip-off   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Water Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 50'   
Tree Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Slot Machine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Velcro   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Overhanger   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Spike the Punch   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Lower Bolt Route   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Arched Demon   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: VD wall from the lookout.
BETA PHOTO: VD wall from the lookout.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on the short slab, east end of VD wall.
Climbers on the short slab, east end of VD wall.

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By Eamon Doyle
From: Sierra Madre, CA
Jan 3, 2012
Was here on 1/3/2012. The creek was running, but the area was dry and quite clean. A lot of the 5.8 climbs are greatly assisted by bringing some cams, because the climbs to the left of the cave don't have bolts early on.

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