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Rhino Dyno aka The Lunge TR 
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Rhino Dyno aka The Lunge 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
Season: 3 out of 4
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Submitted By: GoBotRocker on Feb 17, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The rhino!


Rhino Dyno follows the vertical crack to the horizontal below the obvious rhino's head, a static or dynamic move will get the climber to the horn. And the fun begins as you pull your way over the hang. Not to worry if your about to peel, you'll most likely have a full audience, no pressure.

A trip to Rose is incomplete without a run up Rhino Dyno, AKA The Lunge.


RD is located on the small cliff just right of the access gully for the top of the main cliff.


TR off trees and gear.

Photos of Rhino Dyno aka The Lunge Slideshow Add Photo
Dominic a long time ago getting up to the Dyno.
Dominic a long time ago getting up to the Dyno.
Pulling the crux roof.
Pulling the crux roof.

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By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
May 17, 2007
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This was THE testpiece back in high school. We always called it "The Lunge." Never heard of it as "Rhino Dyno"....must be a newer name for it. Glad to see that people are still there keeping it alive. I hope those poor little trees on top aren't being used any more. It's probably worth advocating for some TR bolts on some of these routes.
By John Gassel
From: Boston, MA
Sep 21, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

There are now some bolts for top rope anchors. They sit back pretty far from the edge so plan on using a static line or some long webbing.
By SP Boston
From: Watertown, MA
May 27, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

After a very awkward and challenging start that we bypassed by entering from climber's left rather than the right side, this route gets wild! Enter a low ceiling with a thin horizontal finger crack above your head for balance. Move up quickly to horizontal jugs, and position your feet for the lung to the rhino horn. At 5' 10" and 6' 1" there was no dyno involved, but rather a very committing upward move under the roof, with a nice swing forming on the top rope to boot! Overcoming the roof is hard work but huge jugs help the transition to steep 5.8 face climbing to the top (made more difficult by tired arms from the work below).

Several spots made me think for sure I was at the Gunks, not in the jungle of western Mass.

[NOTE: There is a single off-angle bolt for a directional (which is useful for getting the top rope directly above the Rhino), but the primary top rope anchor is a large tree. We had two 40 foot static lines that were more than enough to take advantage of both.]
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