I have always wanted to explore the two large nubs north of Highway 190 between Navel Spring the Funeral Mountains. On my last trip to DV and the last morning, I drove up to the base of Hole in the Wall to climb the larger nub and farthest north.
While crossing the base of the north ridge of Hole in the Wall heading for the nub I glanced over and saw what looked like a possible scramble route up the intriguing west face of the ridge. The geology and contours of this ridge became more seductive and as it appeared that the nub was farther away with an access that was not readily visible.
I had been to Hole in the Wall once before and knew how steep the east side of the ridge was so It had never even occurred to me to climb the ridge for a peer down into the Hole from above. Here's the video of my most enjoyable "Off the Wall at Hole in the Wall" detour.
Misc: While on top peering down into the Hole I could clearly hear the pleasant sounds of young raptors in their nests crying to be fed but try as I could and even zooming around with my camera into the numerous crags and holes on the south ridgeline and west face I was unable to locate the nests. Frustrating but fun. Due to the summer heat, I had the entire area to myself and the quiet was bliss. I made my retreat before the heat hit a 100 degrees after making most of the scramble in the shade. I still plan on topping the two nubs sometime soon.