Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Buck's Bar Dome
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Adhesion TR 
Amazing Chimney TR 
Awful Width TR 
Bat Crack Left T,TR 
Bat Crack Right TR 
Bat Roof T,TR 
Bat Roof Direct TR 
Beginner's Cracks T,TR 
Candy Corn Boulder T 
Chamberlin's Chimney T,TR 
Dan's Delight T,TR 
Dinkum T,TR 
Drastical T 
Dreamer TR 
Dreamer to Planned Obsolescence Traverse T 
Fingerprint TR 
Fly or Die TR 
Great Chimney TR 
Khazad Arete TR 
Knob Job TR 
Lap Dancing TR 
Live and Learn T 
Magic Beans T 
Mangler T,TR 
Nightmare TR 
Palm Beach TR 
Planned Obsolescence T,TR 
Pod, The T,TR 
Popcorn T,TR 
Squeeze Cheeze TR 
Test Piece T,TR 
Training Pants T,TR 
Triscuit Rock TR 
Unconquerable T,TR 
Unconquerable-Tunnel Through T 
Whatchamadigit Crack T,TR 

Drastical 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Don Garrett 1980s
Page Views: 773
Submitted By: bob branscomb on Feb 24, 2009

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (4)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Studying Drastical and Knob Job at the base of Din...

Description 

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.


Location 

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.


Protection 

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).



Comments on Drastical Add Comment
Show which comments
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!