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Rusty Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Finish What You Started T 
Maneater, The T,TR 
O'Kelley's Crack T 
Riddles in the Dark (aka Ok Crank) T 
Slapshot T 
Wangerbanger T 

Rusty Wall  

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Location: 34.03212, -116.17216 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: M.Morley on Nov 25, 2002
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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rusty Wall:
O'Kelley's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Wangerbanger   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Rusty Wall
In the roof. Dangling belay device shows the angle. Photo by Cho.

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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Rusty Wall, showing <a href='/v/wangerbanger/105722356'>Wangerbanger</a> (L) and <a href='/v/okelleys-crack/105722353'>O'Kelley's Crack</a> (R).
BETA PHOTO: Rusty Wall, showing Wangerbanger (L) and O'Kelley'...
Rusty Wall. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rusty Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rusty Wall from approach. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rusty Wall from approach. Photo by Blitzo.
Rusty Wall from the road, Joshua Tree NP
Rusty Wall from the road, Joshua Tree NP

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By Murf
Nov 25, 2002
Rusty Wall is part of the Outback , not Echo!
By M.Morley
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.