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Genocide Cave  

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Location: 38.05372, -81.03333 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Genocide Cave is an impressive amphitheatre, featuring a variety of challenging sport climbs and trad lines. Disturbance (11d), a bolted crack, is one of the finest 5.11s in the region. After doing this classic check out Green Envy (12c) and the bouldery McCrayfish and Chips (13d). All these routes travel up stellar stone. For the hard trad climber there is also the finger crack Genocide (12a) and Blood Meridian (12d).

The cave gets morning shade and it is seldom that you see anybody else at this wall. This crag could be a decent place to hang out during a light rain.

Getting There 

Park at the Beauty Mountain parking area. Do the standard approach past the brain. Total approach time is 10 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Genocide Cave:
Disturbance   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Green Envy   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Disturbance 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  WV : The New River Gorge : ... : Genocide Cave
Continuous climbing with a distinct crux right in the middle. The crux involves delicate moves to get established in the crack followed by a long move between good pods....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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