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Don't Take Yer Guns to Town

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Bruisebrothers Wall

The P. Heist Rockway to Heaven

2 votes

The Offering 5.7 (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Dennis Rice, Mike Susko, Tim Powers in 2004
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin near right edge of ledge. Follow easy crack system and ledges up and right to an exciting finish.
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley
fun (1) exposed (1) adventerous (1)
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5.7 (106 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Apr 24th, 2010

Submitted by: ahab
Date: Aug 15th, 2007

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


J-Rock said on September 9th, 2004
The route on the left (with the roof) in this photo is "Don't Take Yer Guns to Town". The one on the right is "The Offering".
diggum said on March 4th, 2005
Best 5.7 route I've ever been on. Loved it!
Anonymous said on April 12th, 2005
Don't climb this route if your ability is 5.7 bcuz you'll hit the ledge if you fall from the crux.
t bone said on April 19th, 2005
Hey someone did you hit the ledge? With a proper belay you will not hit the ledge.
bhuff04 said on June 8th, 2005
I guess J-Rock would need to know about this... The right bolt on this route is loose if no one has informed you already. Just a heads up man
J-Rock said on June 16th, 2005
Thanks for the heads up. One of us will tighten it the next time we are there.
bryanboonern said on September 3rd, 2005
This is the weirdest bolt line I have ever seen.
bazoqop said on September 26th, 2005
Very nice.
K-Dawg said on September 27th, 2005
This is an intesting line. It kind of meanders up the face. Relaxing and pleasant.
maxclimb11 said on November 10th, 2005
interesting traverse and last moves, it scared me on lead
bhuff04 said on November 13th, 2005
Anchor in at the top and you can get a killer picture of your partner going up for the flake.
Feanor007 said on April 6th, 2006
coolest .7 sport route i've ever been on
Melathon said on June 2nd, 2006
My first toprope send and my first (except for the last move) lead. I loved it. That last move is a doozy, though.
B.J. said on June 27th, 2006
5.7 leaders will find the last move treacherous. Lead fall onto the ledge is a distinct possibility. Otherwise, this is a really fun route.
keith_b00ne said on July 5th, 2006
Lots of ledges, but extreamly fun for a 7.
semeseu said on December 18th, 2006
Great climb. Loved getting so high right from the start, a real rush!
Josephine said on January 1st, 2007
this was my frist lead & lead fall. yep. i hit the ledge. it's a great climb - lots of fun. stays dry in a downpour!
bryanboonern said on January 1st, 2007
There is no way this stays dry in a downpour.
Feanor007 said on January 2nd, 2007
yes it does
bryanboonern said on January 2nd, 2007
I don't know what was going on when I was there in the rain, but it was soaked. If you notice in the pic posted, when it traverses right, there is no roof above.
Mboss said on January 12th, 2007
This route definitely does not stay dry in a downpour. I've been there during thunderstorms and it's definitley exposed, especially the bottom section.
SCIN said on January 13th, 2007
I was climbing this line during the 1993 Kentucky tsunami. 20 people died from drowning in the area during the time I was climbing it. I did not get a single drop of rain on me.
RRO said on January 13th, 2007
cause you pulled on draws
Meadows said on January 15th, 2007
I don't trust Ray's observation of wet vs. dry. I climbed a soaking wet 11 this past weekend because he told me it was dry. Maybe it's the hardcore, tough-love jedi master in Ray trying to make us all better climbers.
tunedvwgti said on September 1st, 2007
Climbed this August 30, 2007- Great fun. Holds that are unbelievable. Buckets everywhere. Don't worry about the comments on taking a fall on this route. I agree with the 5.7 rating- Fun time with some exposure- I'd recommend it!...
Josephine said on September 6th, 2007
if you're a very beginning leader and want to lead this, i recommend an A-Team Belayer. at the anchors + fall = hitting the ledge - unless your bleayer is Very Good. incidentally, climbed this in the rain a second time. route was dry. it was a little wet if you try to grab too far to the left of the anchors.
uberwhipper said on May 16th, 2008
Great for a first lead. Just about all the clips are no hands and you feel way up there.
Buzz said on June 21st, 2008
The last move can be harder for a leading if you are shorter. Otherwise an enjoyable and pleasant route.
AdSprad said on August 31st, 2008
Wonderful climb, especially for newcomers to the game.
CLIMBTRAD said on October 16th, 2008
pass up the bolts goes great on trad gear
jswan10 said on March 24th, 2009
Finish move is the crux, fun move
MonkeySpank said on August 3rd, 2009
Great route for new leaders
Barnacle Ben said on September 14th, 2009
This is much better than the two shorter climbs in the same grade range nearby (a-beano and ch4 I believe.) More exposed, longer, better rock. It is basically a scramble to the second bolt and skipping the first one I think really helped cut down on rope drag. You could also easily unclip the first after clipping the second. Just don't fall after skipping or you'll tumble down the boulder to the lower base.
Rx2Climb said on June 16th, 2015
Fun climb. But beware when we climbed it on 6/14/15 there was a wasp nest just above and right of the anchors. They were chill until I stuck my hand in their nest. Stirred them up pretty good. So...probably clip the anchors from below or risk the sting!
Anonymous said on November 19th, 2019
Upgraded to SS Glue-ins, November 2019.