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Genesis 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Jeremy Hensel, Josh Gilger, Cory Case
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 5,410
Submitted By: Jeremy H on Sep 7, 2010

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Gabriela nears the first crux roof on Genesis (5.1...

Description 

Climb the steep wall out jugs to a crux pulling over the lip. Then move up to a great rest below the upper face. Traverse underneath the face to a second crux pulling yourself up onto the face. Then climb the cool exposed face to the anchors.

Location 

This is the first route to the left of the corner.

Protection 

Bolts, fixed draws.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Lower roof moves.
Lower roof moves.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben cruises to the 1st crux of Genesis (5.12a).
Ben cruises to the 1st crux of Genesis (5.12a).
Rock Climbing Photo: Genesis, at the Sanctuary in Rifle, starts on the ...
BETA PHOTO: Genesis, at the Sanctuary in Rifle, starts on the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle of the second crux?  Photo by Adam Bove.
Middle of the second crux? Photo by Adam Bove.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ben on steep jugs. Genesis (5.12a).
Ben on steep jugs. Genesis (5.12a).

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By Jay 1975
From: Bonedale,CO
Sep 26, 2010

...CLASSIC!!! Good lines still abound at Rifle.
By Cowboy Roy
From: SLC, UT
Jul 5, 2012

This thing is so sick! Pretty easy jugs to a cruxy, intimidating face.
By Mike Humphries
From: Arvada, CO
Sep 23, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This is really an incredible route. The climbing through the undercut arete/prow is gymnastic, aesthetic, and simply smile producing!
By Steve Annecone
From: boulder
Oct 3, 2015

Awesome route! Plenty steep and pumpy with the usual less-than-obvious sequences, and great exposure too! Destined to be a classic if not there already.
By Ben Bauer
From: Denver, CO
9 hours ago

I'm sure others have noticed this, but the bolt-side screw shut biner on the 7th(?) bolt (the one protecting the 1st crux) has worn more than halfway through and is a time bomb for some unlucky soul unless replaced. Hard to notice unless you hang on it, as I did today after falling trying to pull the lip. Recommend bringing a personal draw up with you until it's replaced.

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