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Giveaway 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Scott Ayers, John Hartman, 1992.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 28, 2006

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Tony Tennessee - photo by Scott Nomi.

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.


Photos of Giveaway Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A climber high on Giveaway, 5.10a
A climber high on Giveaway, 5.10a
Rock Climbing Photo: Gorgeous Tower North West face topo
BETA PHOTO: Gorgeous Tower North West face topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Area warm up for Gorgeous Towers.  Tommy Costa bel...
Area warm up for Gorgeous Towers. Tommy Costa bel...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin Friedrich on Giveaway
Kevin Friedrich on Giveaway

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By grizz
Mar 1, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The newest guide book out for the Gorge gives this climb a 10a which I thought was appropriate.
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: Big Bear Lake
Apr 15, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree that the climb is 5.10a. Like all great routes it challenges at more than just the brute strength level.
By LifeIsGood
From: Reno, NV
May 15, 2010

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")
By Alexander
From: Los Angeles
Aug 10, 2011

Funky and exciting start leads into an otherwise boring route. Sad, given the quality routes on both sides.
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: Big Bear Lake
Sep 7, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Whaaaat???? I wasn't bored.
By Arch Richardson
Sep 19, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

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).