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Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crack A Smile T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dark Side, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Durometer 64 T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fine Motor Control S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gift of Grace, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Homer Erectus S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Leave it to Jesus T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ovine Seduction T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Raging Waters T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Remission T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Straight Up and Stiff T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Strike A Scowl S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stupendid Animation T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Supersymmetry T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Weatherman's Thumb, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Zygomatic T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Eric Horst and Bob Rentka (1989)
Page Views: 1,841 total, 24/month
Shared By: Fred Gomez on Oct 7, 2011
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

The Gift of Grace is sure to get your heart thumping at 180 beats per minute. It is a major challenge to keep your cool while navigating through tenuous cruxes, tiptoeing on miniscule fragile feet and risking some rather scary falls. The climbing is slightly easier than other routes of similar grade on the Endless Wall, but it requires greater focus. Be prepared for some complex arete climbing.

Various cruxes are encountered on this route, the first of which comes right after the first bolt. Immediately after the first bolt traverse confidentally left to the arete. Balance your way up to a tenuous facey crux between the third and fourth bolt. Gather your composure and then blitz the remaining arete which includes some insecure liebacking on micro fins.

Climb the arete all the way to the top and mantel out the ledge before reaching below you to clip the anchor. Don't forget to check out one of the most outstanding views of the gorge from the ledge.

Location

This route climbs the furthest right arete on Diamond Point. It shares a set of anchors with "Leave it to Jesus."

Protection

8 bolts + anchor

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BrianWS
  5.12b
BrianWS  
  5.12b
Some of the bolt spacing during the first half of the route is less than ideal. The early portion of the route is scary and insecure if placing draws on the go, and blowing the first crux (bolt 3-4) has a nasty swinging fall onto a slab/into a low roof. This is an extremely committing move, especially if you don't have long draws already hanging. The rest of the route has clean, albeit very big, falls onto brand new hardware and shouldn't be missed. Jul 21, 2016
What's the deal with the "rather scary falls"? Would love to get on this but that line makes me a bit nervous Jul 21, 2016
BrianWS
  5.12b
BrianWS  
  5.12b
Word on the street is this route is now sporting new glue-ins. Bombs away! Oct 29, 2014
GWB
 
GWB  
 
Bolt at the upper crux is fine, held a big fall off the top without a problem. Fun route and definitely in your face all the way. Oct 27, 2014