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The Gift 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Bill McCullough, Tim Powers, 11/'90
Season: Faces S/SE
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 9, 2007
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Description 

A great climb with a dual personality. I found the crux to be on the thin and insecure face climbing down low, but the steep rock on the second half still has a kick to it.


Location 

Not far to the right of the big Rockhouse of Autumn and Rock Wars, you will encounter a bolted thin face ascending up and right to a steep bulge. Climb this to a ledge with anchors.


Protection 

9 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor these days. There were once only 6.



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Dustin Clelen on lower slab section.  The slab crux is near the top.  Climbing past the first couple of bolts is 10ish.  Photo by Barb Anderson
BETA PHOTO: Dustin Clelen on lower slab section. The slab cru...
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By Sam Lightner, Jr.
From: Lander, WY
Apr 17, 2010

Got too scared of the bolts... its in bad shape.

By Dustin Clelen
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 3, 2011

As of October, 2011, the bolts on this puppy are in fine shape. The first one is a drilled angle that's sticking out a good inch or so, but it's solid (similar to a lot of anchors in Zion, but with rock that's way more solid). I can't quite remember, but I think it may even be glued in place. The only slightly runout section is where the slab stops and the headwall starts. It's not bad though, deadpoints (for me) to progressively bigger jugs.

Bottom line: DO IT!