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The Gift 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Milo cagle, et al.
New Route: Yes
Season: Late afternoon shade in the spring/ summer. Mid day sun in the late fall/ w
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Submitted By: Austin Archer on Apr 20, 2014

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The Gift follows the mixed seams and cracks on the...

Description 

Start off small ledge, few crack moves gain a small rest. execute the crux via balancy edging, to some good holds. Climb varied face, discontinuous seams and cracks up the arete/ face to the anchor, and lower off. One can also take a few cams and or stoppers and continue up to the Tower of the Hand anchors and lower off from there.

Location 

Starts right of the Tower of the Hand, on the formation which lies right of a large chimney/ trough.

Protection 

8 bolts.


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Rock Climbing Photo: The Gift, just south of The Wall.
The Gift, just south of The Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Game of Thrones Crag
BETA PHOTO: Game of Thrones Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Tower of the Hand and The Gift
BETA PHOTO: Tower of the Hand and The Gift

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By MisterE Wolfe
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 29, 2017

Climbed this one today with friends. Fun route with an intimidating start. I think I would stick-clip the second bolt in the future to avoid the issue with the slippery lay-back past the first bolt.

Fun climbing, and a little bit of everything on this one! We nicknamed the traverse/step-down past the second bolt the "twinkle-toes traverse". LOL.

Also, top-roped the "Tower of the Hand" (to "The Gift" anchors), and really enjoyed the climbing and the crazy crux move.

Good job guys - we will be back to climb more!
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
May 17, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13

really fun route, quality rock. i found this to be technically harder, more sustained, and much nicer than 'tower of the hand' - don't fall before clipping the 2nd bolt.

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