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Giveaway

5.10a, Sport,  Avg: 2.8 from 144 votes
FA: Scott Ayers, John Hartman, 1992.
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Upper Gorge > Gorgeous Towers
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

Up and right of "Gorgeous" arete is a deep Chimney/corridor.
This route climbs the outside right arete, past 7 bolts to a three bolt anchor.

Protection

Draws.

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Gorgeous Tower North West face topo
[Hide Photo] Gorgeous Tower North West face topo
Tony Tennessee - photo by Scott Nomi.
[Hide Photo] Tony Tennessee - photo by Scott Nomi.
A climber high on Giveaway, 5.10a
[Hide Photo] A climber high on Giveaway, 5.10a
kimmie warming up at gorgeous towers
[Hide Photo] kimmie warming up at gorgeous towers
Such a gorgeous fun line
[Hide Photo] Such a gorgeous fun line
The first couple bolts take a little balancing moves and smooth sailing from there
[Hide Photo] The first couple bolts take a little balancing moves and smooth sailing from there
Area warm up for Gorgeous Towers.  Tommy Costa belays R. Walling photo guy.
[Hide Photo] Area warm up for Gorgeous Towers. Tommy Costa belays R. Walling photo guy.
Kevin Friedrich on Giveaway
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Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

grizz Burton
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] The newest guide book out for the Gorge gives this climb a 10a which I thought was appropriate. Mar 1, 2008
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] I agree that the climb is 5.10a. Like all great routes it challenges at more than just the brute strength level. Apr 15, 2008
LifeIsGood
Reno, NV
[Hide Comment] I'll second and third the 10a rating.

When I led it (May 08) it pushed the ceiling of my limit - I remember the start being reachy (I am 5'2") May 15, 2010
Alexander
Los Angeles
 
[Hide Comment] Funky and exciting start leads into an otherwise boring route. Sad, given the quality routes on both sides. Aug 10, 2011
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Whaaaat???? I wasn't bored. Sep 7, 2011
Arch Richardson
Grand Junction
  5.10a/b
[Hide Comment] A 5.9, with a 5.10 sequence at the start that's called a boulder problem, and some greasy slopers up higher that give a tennish feel. Maybe we should just drop the sandbag and call it a 10a (per the guidebook). Sep 19, 2014