This route begins in an obvious flared chimney. Climb the chimney and work out a large roof via the splitter 4" crack. Pull the roof and jam the crack until it ends at a ledge. From the ledge climb the steep and exposed face to a set of ring anchors.
From the trail turn right. The route is located in the main area just past the closures.
Standard rack up to a #4 WC Friend. An old-sized #3.5 camalot is nice for the crack above the roof. The face section accepts mainly finger size and smaller.
Chilling on a hammock anchored with nuts made from...
Pulling the crux on Rusty's Crack
photo by Doug Li...
It doesn't get much better than this. Sunset ROCKS...
Scott pulling moves on Rusty's Crack, Sunset, TN.
Tim on Rusty's
From: Decatur, GA
Aug 24, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
Excellent! The moves are all there if you can get a good jam high enough to place your feet well. Maybe next time I will . . .
May 27, 2010
2- ways to climb the crux, both are 10a
From: Red River Gorge
Aug 15, 2011
How do you do this route? I had to french free the crux. This is the only 5.10 I have ever not been able to complete.
|By Travis Griggs|
Mar 4, 2013
I pulled the roof crux by keeping my feet right as long as possible, then leaning way out left to a good hold about even with the base of the crack on the left. Once you've got that, cut your feet, swing left, and pull up to squeeze (hump?) the left overhanging arete between your feet. Before your thighs give out, squeeze hard, stand up, and jam a right hand fist jam as high as you can in the crack. Pray it holds while you match your left foot at your left hand, then you're golden!
Take a long rest at the spacious ledge a few feet above to bask in the glory and proclaim your excellence to the crowds, which have undoubtedly gathered.