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Genesis II 


Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 115'
Original: WI3+ [details]
FA: Brian Leo and Pat Callis. October 31, 1971
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Submitted By: Ben Redinius on Feb 8, 2011

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Leading up. After the initial steep section, the ...

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G2 is a relatively wide flow and offers a variety of lines. However, the most common follows the easier central groove up the first step to a ledge feature. Other lines can be more on the order of WI4. There is a two-bolt anchor to the far right above this first step, 90 feet up and directly above a bush. The anchor is somewhat difficult to find and access. Yet, it is useful if climbing with a larger party and a top-rope setup is desirable. If continuing on the standard route, climb up several bulges to reach the final steep step. Here, you have a few options. There is a possible belay cave immediately on the right side of the final steep flow. One can also escape right with a much easier low-angled finish. The standard route tackles the steep bulge(WI4-) and ends at a belay tree to the left. One can rappel the route with two ropes (or one rope with a v-thread) or rap climbers left with one rope and walk down slopes to the base.


G2 is directly up the drainage from G1, and is therefore easily approached by climbing G1. One can then hike up from the anchor to connect with the trail. G1 can also be bypassed by hiking around to the right and then following the trail up and left across the top of the cliff band and up to G2 (~10 minutes).


Ice screws
Tree anchors, or
TR bolts at 90' on right (bring slings)

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling over the first lip on the second pitch of ...
Pulling over the first lip on the second pitch of ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers at the base of a fat G2
Climbers at the base of a fat G2

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By Ben Redinius
From: Bozeman, MT
Feb 11, 2013

For rappel or top rope- A single 70 meter rope just barely makes it from the tree anchor at the top. Be sure to tie stopper knots just in case.
By Seth Kane
From: Bozeman, Montana
May 19, 2015

if you swing left you can make it with a 60m with snow later in the season when there's more snow. For sure tie stopper knots and bring your v threader if you aren't sure you'll make it.
By Nick Sweeney
From: Spokane, WA
Jan 29, 2016
rating: WI3

Don't get too intimidated by the final pillar... the right hand side is lower angle.

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