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Routes in Flakeview Area

Bear Cub S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bear Hunt T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Dirty Girl T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Drivin' and Cryin' S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fickle Finger of Fate T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fine Line T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flakeview T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gift Certificate T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gift, The T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gunboat Diplomacy S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Out Left T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pillar Of Faith T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Scream like a Boy T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Seven Year Itch S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Silent Treatment T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 180 ft
FA: Sean Cobourn, Scott Ryser
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Shared By: saxfiend on Dec 28, 2006
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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If you've led Bear Hunt and want to keep climbing, Gift Certificate is a great choice. Long and excitingly exposed, this route offers nice friction, decent protection and some moves that will make you stop and think.

Starting just right of a sharp-edged boulder leaning against the cliff, move up the rounded face to steeper ground. Follow the path of least resistance over a bulge and continue up the line of bolts and strategic gear placements to the top, enjoying a panoramic view of the valley below.

NOTE: The guidebook erroneously reports this as a 120' route; it's closer to 200', so double ropes (or trailing a second rope) are mandatory to rap the route. A single-rope rap will get you back to the ground from the Bear Hunt ledge.


Starts on the ledge at the top of Bear Hunt where a boulder leans against the slabby cliff; a line of bolts is visible above.


Mixed; 5-6 bolts, but there's enough runout between them that a light rack (small to medium cams and nuts) is necessary. Double-rope rap from a tree with slings and rap rings.


Sean Cobourn
Gramling, SC
Sean Cobourn   Gramling, SC
one of my favorite routes! Apr 25, 2017
Micah Rogers
Asheville, NC
Micah Rogers   Asheville, NC
Excellent lead. Well protected with the exception of a slight runout on easy terrain at the top. Great exposure, long, and with a variety of styles/moves. A bit soft for the grade. Oct 31, 2016
Cool pitch, on killer a-plus rock (of course). Pretty mellow for the grade. The first bolt looks high and scary, but if you are taller than 5'7" you will have no problem. Oct 29, 2016
Bryan Haslam
Asheville, North Carolina
Bryan Haslam   Asheville, North Carolina
John McGee and I climbed this line in the 90's before the bolts. It's definitely a better route with bolts (we gifted the route to Shawn and partner after they unknowingly thought they were establishing a new route). Up higher we stayed right of the bolted line on slightly easier terrain where there was at least a few more trad placements. Oct 19, 2014
Joe Virtanen
Asheville, NC
Joe Virtanen   Asheville, NC
A 70 will get down if you rap to climber's left where the ground is slightly closer (bottom of The Gift). Mar 17, 2013
Raleigh, NC
sanz   Raleigh, NC
TCU is still there. That thing ain't going anywhere. This is a fun climb, combined with Bear Hunt or Bear Cub makes a nice warmup for the harder stuff in this area. Nov 7, 2011
Sam Stephens  
As of 3/23 there's a purple TCU stuck on this pitch. Tried to get it out but no luck. Mar 24, 2011