Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 4
Climb the roof crack of Dr Gonzo and then follow a leftwards line of bolts. Bolted by Dave Johnson.
It was actually bolted by Will Watkins, looks a tad contrived though.
Extreme Ways, 7c. Start just left of Cubase. Climb direct to join the right hand side of the Dr Gonzo roof crack; pull around the roof and traverse leftwards on dwindling footholds to reach a good undercut then climb the overhanging prow above to a lower off. Superb and probably one of the best routes at Dinbren. FA Lee Proctor 14 June 2009.
Nice on one Lee,good to see there are some things left to go at
Despite being contrived the route takes in a lot of nice climbing on friendly holds. The route is quite pumpy but I don't think any of the moves at the end are hard enough to warrant 7c. The initial crux to join the roof crack is powerful but is followed immediately by a rest before tackling the traverse so overall I reckons it probably 7b+. Nice one Lee a good pumpy addition to crag i'll definitely do again!
"Maskers" I'm glad you enjoyed the route and thanks for the comments - 7b+ it is then, I always struggle to grade things being so much taller than most climbers!
We did say when we did it that it would be a lot harder for taller people as you could be quite bunched up on some of the traverse moves. Someone else at the crag who'd done it thought it was 7c so maybe i'm just being mean. I can't grade stuff at the moment as i'm injured so if I do something i assume it must be easier!
i see you got your project done lee, nice one mate, will have to get up there and give it a go.
Brilliant route!! Just did it this evening - one of the best on the crag - nice job! Friendly 7c