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Gratitude 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 350'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Goss and Howard
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Oct 17, 2004

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Description 

This is the bolted route that shares the starting pitch of Leopard Skin 5.7. The line of new bolts can be seen from the ground.

P1 Start with Leopard Skin in a right-facing dihedral. Clip the first 2-3 pins and break left when the shiny bolts appear. (5.8) Follow the bolts to a traverse under the roof. The moves to the anchor and great belay ledge, are about 5.10a/b. (120 feet.)

P2 Follow more closely spaced bolts up the face to another belay. (5.8, 70 feet.)

P3 Work up a slab with one small runout (compared to the rest of the route) to a headwall with a crack. Crank through the headwall on the left or right. (5.9, 80 feet.)

P4 Easy juggy face to the top. (5.6, 80 feet.)

Descent: Rap 4 times with a single 60M. The last rap ends on a ledge with a 5.2 downclimb.


Protection 

Light rack to 1" for the shared part of Leopard Skin; bolts after that...


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By triznuty
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 29, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Quality climbing with great views. But if Living on the Edge is .10c, then this is not. Still a great outing!
By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Nov 15, 2010

Pitch 1 actually has bolts all the way to the ground and starts about 100 feet to the left of leapord skin Bolts are White. I did not see a line that connects the first pitch of leapord skin to Gratitude.
By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Nov 3, 2011

I was in this area on 10/22/11 and I did locate the bolts that traverse from the start of leapord skin to grattitude. I would clip the first pin and then fallow the flake up and left to the black bolts and first set of anchors. there is an optional direct start to grattatude about 100 feet to the left of lepord skin with bolts starting from the ground.
By Ben Bradford
From: Goodrich, Michigan
Mar 6, 2012

Fun route. The new first pitch is chossy and several holds broke off. The new first pitch ends on a great belay ledge. A worthwhile climb.
By Jake Nelson
Mar 26, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Awesome, fun, well exposed face route, but I would say the rating is a bit high (5.10a would be more accurate I believe). This is a very well protected sport route, there was one runnout on the entire route! Very fun climbing.

I'd like to clear up a few issues w/ the route description in the local guidebooks:

Pitch 1: Clip the first 3 bolts for "Leopard Skin" then follow them straight up to a well protected traverse under a nice belay ledge. 12 bolts (not 10) to a 2 bolt anchor. 120' (not 100', bring a 70m rope) 5.10a

Pitch 2: Varnish crimps to a 3 bolt belay (not 2) 70' 5.7

Pitch 3: work up a sloper filled bowl with one runnoutish section to a gradually steeper face full of well protected crimp climbing to a 3 bolt belay "The Super Bowl" 5.10a

Pitch 4: easy climbing to the top, on big varnish jugs 5.8

Descent: either rap the route, or with some creativity scramble over to the top anchors for "Leopard Skin" (visible from the top-out) and descend via rappel down the gully/chimney to climber's right. You'll need a 70m rope for this, but it's a fun alternative to rapping the route, especially if other climbers are waiting.

Hope this helped, enjoy and be safe!