BETA PHOTO: Rusty Wall, showing Wangerbanger (L) and O'Kelley'...
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 Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rusty Wall
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The Maneater 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
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Wangerbanger 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Rusty Wall
Indian Creek at the Tree!!! The routes at Rusty Wall are fairly unusual by J-Tree standards: steep straight-in jamming more reminiscent of the Utah Desert that your typical quartz monzonite crag. You have O'Kelleys on the right side which tackles a desperate boulder problem to beautiful hands. To the left is O'Kelley's shorter but more demanding brother, Wangerbanger. Wangerbanger is fairly straight-forward by 5.11 J-Tree standards... no dicking with funky RPs, just plugging cams and climbi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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.
By tom donnelly
Dec 5, 2014
As you take the trail west from the parking area towards Rusty wall, the trail goes between 2 rocks, and then branches off to the right from the main trail.
Do not continue on the main trail; it is private property. Often the No Trespassing signs are stolen. Rusty Wall is near the boundary and Aussie Foods Wall is almost right on the boundary. Anything to the west and southwest of those Walls is private property, where target shooting is legal.