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The Gift 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 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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Kevin crankin'

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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Mike Bankoff makin' it happen!  This is easily the...
Mike Bankoff makin' it happen! This is easily the...
Dustin Clelen on lower slab section.  The slab cru...
BETA PHOTO: Dustin Clelen on lower slab section. The slab cru...
Kevin tiptoeing up to the headwall
Kevin tiptoeing up to the headwall

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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!
By Max Tepfer
From: Bend, OR
Mar 28, 2015

This thing has incredible climbing. (though height dependent) I'm 5'9" with a pretty neutral wingspan and everything felt just about right, but my partner who's a few inches shorter than me had a way harder time. Seems like the move at the 4th bolt can be (and is?) done a few different ways. Hand traversing right seemed easier than trying to go straight up.

The bolts definitely could use some attention. Right now they're all expansion bolts (excepting the drilled angle at the start. Why is that thing there?) and the majority of them are disturbingly corroded. (especially above the slab) Someone put an extra bolt inches away from the bolt above the roof which is nice because of all the rust, but leaving the original there is kind of a hack job. This route is incredible and deserves to be equipped with good hardware!
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