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Genesis

5.12a, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 3.8 from 121 votes
FA: Jeremy Hensel, Josh Gilger, Cory Case
Colorado > Rifle > Rifle Mtn Park > Sanctuary

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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Middle of the second crux?<br>
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Photo by Adam Bove.
[Hide Photo] Middle of the second crux? Photo by Adam Bove.
Lower roof moves.
[Hide Photo] Lower roof moves.
Gabriela nears the first crux roof on Genesis (5.12a).
[Hide Photo] Gabriela nears the first crux roof on Genesis (5.12a).
Ben cruises to the 1st crux of Genesis (5.12a).
[Hide Photo] Ben cruises to the 1st crux of Genesis (5.12a).
Genesis, at the Sanctuary in Rifle, starts on the left side of this photo.
[Hide Photo] Genesis, at the Sanctuary in Rifle, starts on the left side of this photo.
Ben on steep jugs. Genesis (5.12a).
[Hide Photo] Ben on steep jugs. Genesis (5.12a).

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Jay 1975
Bonedale, CO
[Hide Comment] ...CLASSIC!!! Good lines still abound at Rifle. Sep 26, 2010
Cowboy Roy
SLC, UT
 
[Hide Comment] This thing is so sick! Pretty easy jugs to a cruxy, intimidating face. Jul 5, 2012
Mike Humphries
Arvada, CO
  5.12a
[Hide Comment] This is really an incredible route. The climbing through the undercut arete/prow is gymnastic, aesthetic, and simply smile producing! Sep 23, 2013
Steve Annecone
boulder
[Hide Comment] 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. Oct 3, 2015
Ben Bauer
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] 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. Sep 25, 2016