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Gift of Grace, The 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Eric Horst and Bob Rentka (1989)
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Submitted By: ---- on Oct 7, 2011

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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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By BrianWS
Sep 29, 2014

Phew. This is an excellent but extremely scary climb. Be ready for full-on Endless Wall 5.12 difficulty, made even more challenging by the well-aged and well-spaced bolts.

Make sure your belayer is on point to prevent potentially bad falls at the cruxy sequences between the first and third bolts. The fall at the second layback crux is pretty large, but clean -- provided the corroded bolt (possibly from the original ascent) holds. A few bolts (#4 and #5?) can be backed up nicely with cams in the tips-to-fingers range.
By GWB
Oct 27, 2014

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.
By BrianWS
Oct 29, 2014

Word on the street is this route is now sporting new glue-ins. Bombs away!