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Blackalicious S 
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Genesis Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 45.4466, -110.9567 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ben R on Feb 8, 2011

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The Genesis area is deservedly popular with relatively short approaches, reliable ice, and a wide selection of difficulties, including many moderates.

Getting There 

From the Hyalite Creek/Peak aka Grotto Falls Trailhead parking lot, walk back east and cross the road. A roughly 10-15 minute hike on a well-traveled trail brings you to the base of the Genesis I wall. Most of the routes will be described from here.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.6 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Genesis Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Genesis Area:
Lower Green Sleeves   WI3-     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hang Over   WI3     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 50'   
Genesis II   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 115'   
Genesis I   WI3+     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Genesis Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber following G1 (left side flow)

Genesis I WI3+  MT : Hyalite Canyon : Genesis Area
Historically, G1 is the left flow only. The route follows the line of least resistance to a two-bolt anchor. It can be steep for a WI3, but is over relatively quickly. This route sees heavy traffic. It is often "stepped out" and may involve some hooking with tools rather than swinging. Many top-rope and lead possibilities exist as one moves right along the wall. These routes are up to ~80 feet and WI 4-5. Top-ropes can be set up on the numerous tree anchors by hiking right around the cliff band....[more]   Browse More Classics in MT

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