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VD (Very Direct) Wall

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Arched Demon S 
Followerís Folly T,S 
Lower Bolt Route S 
Overhanger S 
Rurp Rip-off S 
Slot Machine T,S 
Spike the Punch S 
Tree Corner T,S 
Upper Bolt Route S 
Velcro S 
Water Cracks T,S 
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VD (Very Direct) Wall 


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Location: 34.412, -117.8573 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Apr 16, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: VD wall from the lookout.

Description 

VD wall is the large north-facing formation on the south side of Devilís Punch Bowl. There are many single pitch routes as well as several multi-pitch routes. Most routes are well-bolted, if you donít 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 donít 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


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for VD (Very Direct) Wall:
Slot Machine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Rurp Rip-off   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tree Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
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'   
Lower Bolt Route   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Spike the Punch   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For VD (Very Direct) Wall
Rocket Man working the crux.

Overhanger 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : High Desert : ... : VD (Very Direct) Wall
Start just left of the big cave in the center of VD wall. Climb the arÍte past three bolts to an overlap. The crux is passing the 4th bolt, as you surmount the overlap to continue up the aggregate face; a nice transition move from arÍte to headwall but the aggregate yields fairly sustained climbing for the grade. Take the seam up and right to the ledge, then move left and up the final headwall on easier slab to chain anchors. Rappel to descend or move right and climb Upper Bolt Rou...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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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
CONDITION REPORT 

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.