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VD (Very Direct) Wall

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Arched Demon S 
Follower’s Folly T,S 
Lower Bolt Route S 
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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Location: 34.412, -117.8573 View Map  Incorrect?
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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',0],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['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:
Slot Machine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Tree Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Water Cracks   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 50'   
Rurp Rip-off   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Overhanger   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Velcro   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Follower’s Folly   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 180'   
Lower Bolt Route   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Spike the Punch   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Rupert The Bear   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Arched Demon   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: 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 arête 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 arête 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 R...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on the short slab, east end of VD wall.
Climbers on the short slab, east end of VD wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: VD wall from the lookout.
BETA PHOTO: VD wall from the lookout.

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