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Arete Action S 
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final straw, The S 
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Rusty Ring Wall Rock Climbing 

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The Rusty Ring Wall is the first wall above you as you get to the cliffs. Named for the ancient ring bolts found on an unknown dihedral. The rock quality in this section is very good, and the belay area is just a kick ass hang. A lonely birch keeps you company.

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Climbing Season

For the The Fishin' Crag (Castle Rock South) area.

Weather station 11.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rusty Ring Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rusty Ring Wall:
Rusted Ring Right   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Half Hearted   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport   
Kingdom Come   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Arete Action   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Rusty Ring Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Barely There

Barely There 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  WI : The Fishin' Crag (Castle Ro... : Rusty Ring Wall
Direct start to Arete Action. Stick clip the new first bolt and climb straight up the blank face. A shouldery boulder problem on opposing gastons and underclings lead directly into the crux of Arete Action. High quality climbing from bottom to top with no fluff. Best route on the wall! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of Rusty Ring Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rusty ring Wall from below, "Rusty Rings"...
BETA PHOTO: Rusty ring Wall from below, "Rusty Rings"...
Rock Climbing Photo: New project on the RR wall?  Looks hard.
New project on the RR wall? Looks hard.

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By Tradoholic
Feb 15, 2010
I thought this wall was a bit short (25ft?) to be worth too much effort. Half Hearted looked by far the coolest route. Is there a direct start to the traverse 5.12? I will return to check it out in the spring!
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Feb 15, 2010
Hey Rhoads, Dont let the height deceive you, all the routes are really really fun. The traverse route looks contrived but is really fun. This wall has some of the best individual sequences at the Castle. I looked at the direct a bit but never found any all.
By Tradoholic
Feb 15, 2010
Noted Melin, at first glance I was disappointed at the height but I'll take your word for it until I actually climb them myself. i wonder who puts those rings in?!!? Old School!
By TravisMelin
From: Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Feb 16, 2010
So old school! I have a friend who climbed here back in the 60's. I told him about it (the rusty rings) but he had no clue who might have put em in.
He did mention that there used to be a really cool spire on the tippy top of the Castle, but long ago some hill billys blasted it off with dynamite. Who knows maybe those rings werent even put in by a climber?
By SteveZ
From: Denver, CO
Feb 18, 2010
I wanted to echo Melin's comments. It is short but I thought the routes had nice moves... and it's only a short jaunt up the hill to check it out.

Rhoads, are you still moving out to CO? We have a few longer routes here ;)

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