/ Best trad dynos?
Does anyone have any recommendations for some good Trad routes with Dynos in them? Love a good dyno but don't get them on trad routes very often. I climb all over but mainly Peak Grit, Yorkshire Grit, Peak Lime, North Wales.
Any grade really but I suppose HVS-E6. And has to be ultimately safe (although a little spicy is fine).
Looking forward to hearing the replies
Holocaust on Dow used to be often climbed with a dyno.
It can be done static.
The first route I heard of that "needed" a dyno.
Slate has a few I believe, if you can keep up with Johnny dawes routes.
The grade I climb, theres usually another way.
Thanks Phil but that's one of the few I've done
Nice one andi, always liked the look of Thing on a spring, although English 7a is asking a lot from me lol.
Does catharsis have gear before the dyno or do you have to boulder it out?
I'll have a look at it Rick, haven't done much in the lakes to be honest
Wings of unreason has to be top of the list It's easy, but feels very exciting.
Big Wednesday on the ramp in Avon gorge is the other one that springs (ahem) to mind. Its a cracking move that one, and not very easy.
When you are 5'3" every bloody route seems to have a dyno on it!
Cover me in chocolate and feed me to the lesbians (that's the route name, not a request, in case anyone misunderstands me). Purists might call it a big rather than a dyno but I think it fits the bill
Tippler Direct? If you’re strong you can do it static... if you’re less strong it’s a bit of a throw/mini-dyno and very safe. I’m sure you’ll have already done that one though.
Been keen for that for ages!! I'll have to be going pretty well for a chance to get up that mind
Yep done wings, the start is harder than the dyno but it's a great route. Never climbed at Avon so may have to have a look
Nah you just climb up to the holds.
That route in Cliffhanger.
Yep, do that all the time on limestone, granite, rhyolite etc. but on grit if you cannot reach the hold there is often not much else to go for.
I don't suppose it will apply to you but for people of a certain weight Agden's Oak Tree Walk is best tackled by a sort of diving board dyno.
> Yep, do that all the time on limestone, granite, rhyolite etc. but on grit if you cannot reach the hold there is often not much else to go for.
Grit wizards don’t tend to be tall 🙂
Circe... for you
Can't remember doing Circe, E5 on windy ledge? Let's go and try 'Gift For Grumpy'
Done Bat Out Of Hell and defo dynoed it lol. Nosferatu looks like the dyno is the fun glory bit, after the E6 section. Although the dyno is safe I'm not sure if I can handle the scary bit
Let's go and do look before you leap! Done amphitheatre face but don't remember any dyno?
I know - look at Johnny Dawes.
It's really an excuse for my appalling lack of talent
The scary bit relents very quickly. The dyno is more of a pop but feels wild! (nosferatu)
hows about that one on Dawn Wall?
> hows about that one on Dawn Wall?
Yes the Jorgesen direct variant.
Did it last week, after work ;)
What a mega video, and move.
You feel every quiver, then... bosh!
Others have mentioned Nosferatu - it has a fun dyno, it's just a shame that it's both avoidable and not the meat of the route.
Off The Beaten Track in the slate quarries was, I think, originally done with an all-out dyno for the railway tracks above. I did it this way for the hell of it, but I remember thinking it could probably be done a more sensible way. There must be a few others on slate that I can't remember (I've definitely jumped on more than one route there!)
The Bad and the Beautiful at Millstone has a cracking move, but is more of a wild deadpoint than proper dyno (and not really ultimately safe), as does Modern Art at Froggatt.
The top move on Knockin' on Heaven's door is a pretty wild slap/dyno. It *can* be done more static but it's harder to do it this way now that the hold(s) have broken. Again, not really safe.
Big Air of course (although more often done as a boulder problem now I suspect)?
I was going to mention The Shiznit at Burbage North (I thought it used to get E4??), but it's on UKC as a boulder problem now so can be excluded.
Badmotorfinger at Black Rocks?
I think most of the other ones I can think of have been mentioned.
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