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Will Monks started this discussion 9 months ago

"R" rating

Hi mods, could you please remove the "R" rating from Gentlemens Drag at Cosmic? Its only supported by the ACA data - but by no guidebook ever. And the route is a splitter crack which takes as much gear as you can carry and place. Absolutely NOT runout. Cheers, Will

Jason Smith replied 9 months ago

But it has a terrible bolts/meter ratio

replied 9 months ago

So its no longer RAD?

replied 9 months ago

Does that mean children can do it now?

Paul Thomson replied 9 months ago

Wasn't it given a "Serious" rating after the landslide, because of all the crap originally up near the anchors?

Will Monks replied 9 months ago

Aha, yes thanks, maybe that's the reason behind the ACA rating. But the whole area has been stable for ~9 years since the rockfall, and the route now has loweroffs so you no longer need to top out.

If a bit of rubble above justifies the "R" rating, then most routes in the Blueys should have the "R"!

Get rid of the R from this boltless rad kid-friendly route I reckon.

Paul Thomson replied 9 months ago

Yeah, I've been walking around the top above Gentleman's Drag to get off numerous climbs in the last year, and can verify that it's safe as houses now.

replied 9 months ago

Based on a reasonable level of consensus I have removed the 'R'. We have some system issues to do this properly anyway.

replied 9 months ago

I was wondering about that R, nice work on the send Will.

Will Monks replied 9 months ago

Thanks Simon, and thanks Ben. amazing pitch hey?!!

replied 9 months ago

Yep for sure, classic.



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