Angelina climbing smoothly through the crux of Wan...
What the Rusty Wall lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. There are two excellent, steep cracks to climb here: O'Kelley's Crack
(5.10c) on the right and Wangerbanger
(5.11c) to the left.
From Echo Tee, hang a left and, if driving, park where the dirt road ends at a gate, which is the entrance to Keys Ranch. Walk west towards the obvious orange-colored wall. Approach time: 10 minutes.
Weather station 9.5 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Maneater 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Rusty Wall
This offwidth crack through a roof is a classic exercise in bathanging and awkward lip enounters. If you don't fancy hanging upside down, it has gone with a more conventional horizontal squeeze approach and would be more easily protected that way with readily available cams (6 friend/camalot). The crux is turning the lip, and could go many ways depending on your imagination and/or size of body parts. Strenuous, unique, and whimsically absurd. It is not located on the Rusty Wall proper, but clos...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Nov 25, 2002
Rusty Wall is part of the Outback , not Echo!
From: Sacramento, CA
Nov 25, 2002
Murf - I'm just going by Randy's guide here. He categorizes Rusty Wall under "Echo Rock Area". It's right on the border between Echo and The Outback.