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YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Don Garrett 1980s
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Submitted By: bob branscomb on Feb 24, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Studying Drastical and Knob Job at the base of Din...


Start along the left leaning crack at the base or (more interesting) some knobs to the right. Work onto a nice little ledge at the base of the upper right leaning finger crack. The crux is the start of this crack, proceeding up and around onto a low angle face. A very fun climb.


Drastical is down hill from the Dinkum cliff, on the last rock past the big cave/chimney, facing west. Starts as a face with a little left leaning crack at the base above a sandy landing. Above is a right leaning finger crack.


A two bolt anchor on top for top-roping that you have to scramble down to. Can lead with some small-medium nuts or cams. Frequently free soloed (the first ascent was cleaned free solo).

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By Paul Rezucha
From: Alameda
Feb 6, 2011

Drastical doesn't look like much from the ground but it is actually a very fun climb with many good moves and fun gear placements! I placed a tiny brass nut in the initial thin crack that might have kept me off the ground getting the first really good piece in in the little vertical crack right of the main upper crack. You have good hand holds with smears for feet but you can comfortably place this piece. Once you stand at the base of the upper crack you can get several great placements before you gain the slab at top. A very fun little lead!