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The Gift 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Steve Orthel, Neil Ofstun, Mike Stewart, Frank Orthel
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on Nov 19, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: 70 M rope rap, it the rope rope end dangling above...


The guide book (NC Select) for this climb calls it a jug haul...I didn't see many jugs. It isn't hard but it isn't jugs either. I remember some "thin" 5.7 - 5.8 moves as the crux.


Located on the tree ledge above Bear Hunt. It is the second "bolted" line. Look for a slight roof to pull before clipping the first bolt.


Bolts and a "light" rack. Tree with slings, rap rings. You will also need TWO ropes to back to the tree ledge. The other option is an intermediate rap on a tree with slings, off to climber left, in a gully.

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Mar 10, 2008
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

When I led this a couple of years ago, I had it mixed up with Gift Certificate. This is left around a corner from Gift Certificate. It's definitely a decent line and a fun lead.
By Devin Armour
From: Asheville, NC
Sep 1, 2008
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The intermediate rap tree doesn't instill much confidence, should be suspect.
By Mike Flanagan
From: Redlands, CA
Nov 17, 2008

Climbed this yesterday and was able to reach a block at the base on a 70 w/ rope-stretch.
By GnarthVader
Mar 29, 2010

I couldn't reach the ledge with a seventy meter rope. So depending on brand and rope stretch, seventy meters may not be sufficient. I was almost lowered off through the ATC and dropped due to inexperience on my part and my partner's part. I would have taken a 15 foot fall to the ledge. It is another hundred or so feet to the base of the cliffline from the ledge. It could have been serious.
By John Saunders
From: Cornelius, NC
Dec 30, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

You can absolutely reach bottom with a 70m. You rap down to the left where the water streak usually is and stop at the tree, untie then step down to the ledge. I've done it 6 times now with different ropes.. Always tie knots in the ends of rap ropes, but yes, this can be done on one 70m.
By Mike Nevko
From: Currently Charlotte
Dec 22, 2014

Rapped it with a 70 from the Rap rings to the block start of the Gift. It was just enough.
By Russ Keane
Jul 9, 2016

As stated in the new guidebook, this is a nice climb that is worthy of the traffic it must get (being a moderate). It's actually quite easy, with friendly bolts where you need them, horizontal holds, and in general just a nice flow up a beautiful buttress to a good belay ledge with a 2-bolt anchor. The view are outstanding. Fair to call it 5.7.

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