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Routes in Rusty Ring Wall

Arete Action S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Barely There S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
FINAL STRAW, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Half Hearted S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Kingdom Come S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
On Wisconsin S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rusted Ring Right S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Whitney's Revenge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Sep 16, 2006
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The Rusty Ring Wall showcases some of the best climbing at the crag and was named for the ancient looking ring bolts found on the route On Wisconsin. They are hard to miss. The rock quality in this section is great, and the belay area is just a kick ass hang. Despite the diminuative height, most climber’s would be pressed to climb Kingdom Come, Arete Action, and Barely There in a single session. 

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This wall is on the north west side of the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rusty Ring Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Rusted Ring Right
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 25
Kingdom Come
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Arete Action
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rusted Ring Right
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Kingdom Come
 25
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Arete Action
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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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! Feb 15, 2010
TravisMelin
Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
TravisMelin   Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
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 holds...at all. 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! Feb 15, 2010
TravisMelin
Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
TravisMelin   Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
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? Feb 16, 2010
SteveZ
Denver, CO
SteveZ   Denver, CO
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 ;) Feb 18, 2010
Zander Esh
Madison, WI
Zander Esh   Madison, WI
I've noticed a closed project on this wall. Is anyone still working on it? If not, could I open it up for others to try? May 17, 2016
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
mountainproject.com/v/10780…

note comments under photo, perhaps email chris frayer? May 17, 2016
Oh man Eggbert, thanks for that link and the trip down memory lane. I can tell when the snow has melted cause the MP WI posts go through the roof! May 18, 2016
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
We have a lot of bullshit and sniping to squeeze into a few short months! Hope you been well nick. May 18, 2016

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