Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: Jason Chen, Walt Wehner, and Theo Takeda, 7/1997
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Shared By: George Perkins on Apr 27, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Drive-By Genocide is cool because the finish is really steep for 5.10, with great jugs. The start is forgettable 5.9 cobble pulling.
The climb is well-protected, though some of the bolts can be hard to find.


Genocide is up the hill and to the right of the main part of Walt's Wall, just to the right of a tower.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
FA by Jason Chen. First ascent party rated the route 5.11a.
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Scott Beguin
Santa Fe, NM
Scott Beguin   Santa Fe, NM
The FA party also included Walt Wehner and Theo Takeda in July of 1997. Jul 15, 2008
This was one of the first routes that Jason and I ever bolted. I'm not sure we did a very good job - several chalked comments including "choss pile" showed up at the base after we bolted it. I have also heard that it's underbolted. If anyone wants to add bolts, please feel free. Mar 1, 2009
Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
I don't think this route is underbolted (and I like my bolts!). The bolts are maybe a little off the natural line, especially the fourth bolt (which is hidden from below). The first bolt is high up there but it is easy terrain to get to it. Apr 17, 2009
This is an excellent route! May 29, 2016
Andrew B. Ellis
Ruidoso, NM
Andrew B. Ellis   Ruidoso, NM
  • *Danger** The right anchor bolt has pulled out about a half inch. The sleeve is visible around the bolt and moves when you move the hanger. I would bet the bolt moves easily when pulled on with a hand tool.

Good Route! Very thuggy up top, and a hard read with so little chalk. May 28, 2018