Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Mark Sprague 1998
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What can be said about dynosoar? Big moves. Big holds. Start off as for Flying monkeys and break right and up (don't go straight out right, that is Lions, Tigers, and Bears ). Climb the facey section of Flying Monkeys and then get into a roof with big holds. Pull 4 big moves and prepare for a hard move off of pinch, then followed by a dyno after clipping, follow big jugs to the top. Lots of fun, enjoy the pump factor.


The upper left tier of the crag. You can belay off the same ledge used for Orangahang, or you can belay from beneath the slab.


Permi-draws.... around 8 bolts to LO.


The 4 old fixed draws on Dyno-soar replaced by black-tubed Climb-Tech steel cable permadraws May 12, 2011. This should improve the safety on this route - the fixed draws were in bad shape - but be aware the new draws are harder to grab when working the route. May 15, 2011
Rajiv Ayyangar
Portland, ME
Rajiv Ayyangar   Portland, ME
Permadraws were long overdue on this route. Glad to see it. Aug 8, 2011
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
I'm glad the old tat got taken out. Thanks.

Somebody didn't like this route. One star?? WTF? :)) Aug 8, 2011
J. Albers
J. Albers   Colorado
Jeez Mark, I don't think my insignificant opinion is worth a 'WTF'....(said with a smile).

Let me explain. One day I looked through my star ratings and I realized that I was giving virtually every route 3-4 stars, mostly because I have fun on almost everything. However, that policy doesn't help differentiate between absolute classics and routes that are just okay. A one star route doesn't mean the route is not good, it just isn't amazing. Though I have not climbed extensively at Rumney, let me use a couple climbs there as an example. I thought Beat Junkie was freaking superb (soooo good); 4 stars at any crag. I really enjoyed Great White because I really like technical vertical climbing; good route, but not long enough to be classic...3 stars. Tin Monkeys was fun, but none of the climbing was super memorable; however, the route is long and it was pretty fun...2 stars. Now this leaves me with Dynosaur. I thought the first 2/3 of the route (i.e. getting to the rest below the crux) were a big shrug. You then climb a boulder problem and clip the anchors. Now, the boulder problem is fun, but its pretty short and that means the bulk of the good climbing is like 20 feet long. Thus, because I think Tin Monkeys was better, I can only justify one star. I think my opinion of the route is exactly what MP defines one star as: okay. Aug 8, 2011
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
All right. I agree with the need to keep the star inflation down for the ratings to have any meaning. I have been trying to do the same myself. One star for that route was just so far out of the norm from any other opinions that I have heard. I could see 3, or 2 if the bottom didn't do a lot for you, but 1 put it in the ranks of some pretty so so routes. Different strokes... I wasn't as miffed as I made it sound, more just impulsively commenting on a hot muggy day. It is funny to see how different people rate different routes.

..and no Christmas card from me, calling my dog ugly. Aug 8, 2011
Rajiv Ayyangar
Portland, ME
Rajiv Ayyangar   Portland, ME
Agree the new climbtechs are harder to grab... but I think it was worth it for the safety factor. Maybe next time I'll bring a few draws just for pulling on. Very low-impact - they disappear in a sea of tatt. Oct 21, 2011
Will McFarland
Rumney, NH
Will McFarland   Rumney, NH
Best 13a at Rumney, unless you think Predator is a 13a. Jul 18, 2017