Elevation: 4,173 ft
GPS: 34.051, -116.203 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Feb 6, 2005
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

Vagmarken Hill is the large rocky hillside on the east side of the road between The Negropolis and Quail Springs Picnic Area (Trashcan Rock). Routes are scattered all over the hillside, with most involving quick and easy approaches that get one up above the desert floor and provide a bird's eye view of the surrounding desert.

Most of the routes are located on the Vagmarken Hill - West Face but there are some more obscure routes on the Vagmarken Hill - North Face.

The mostly west-facing aspect of the hillside makes this a good place to find shade in the morning and some sun in the afternoon, although it is fully exposed to the occasional winds. Whether heading in or out of the Park, the short approach times make this an area to check out and enjoy.

Getting There

This is the large rocky hillside 4.9 miles from the Park entrance on the left (east) side of the road. Alternately, it lies 4.0 miles from Hidden Valley Campground if coming from that direction. Several pullouts exist along the road - find the one closest to the portion of the hillside you'll be visiting to cut down on the approach time.

Trails lead across the desert to the base of the hillside, but once on the hillside proper you'll be travelling over rough terrain with the possibility of some scrambling. Approach times vary from 5 to 15 minutes typically.

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