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Rusty Cage 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: John Burcham & John Mattson
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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Apr 11, 2006

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Rusty Cage

Description 

Rusty Cage is the "Indian Creek" splitter of Sedona. This route climbs a sweet hands to large hands crack in a left facing corner for 70ft to a two bolt rap anchor. To access the corner make a short traversing move past a drilled pin and into the crack.

This route is very hand size dependent. For small hands it could be fists to ow. For large hands it will probably feel like a ladder.

Location 

From the Mace approach, follow the spur trail around the north side of North Mesa. Continue around to the West face of this formation. Rusty Cage is actually located on a sub-tower off the Southwest corner of North Mesa. Find the obvious chimney that marks The Hurricane. From The Hurricane base hike up and left to access the start ledge. Fat Bastard (5.11- OW) also starts from this ledge.

Protection 

1-2 x 2 Camalot
5-7 x 3 Camalot
1-2 x 3.5 Camalot


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By Mike
From: Phoenix
Jun 30, 2009
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route favors those of us with larger hands. Lots of fun.