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30 and Dirty S 
Book of Life (aka Book) S 
Genesis (aka Face) S 
In the Beginning S 
Red Sea, The S 
Revelations (aka Delusion) S 

Genesis (aka Face) 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: eDixon on Nov 22, 2007

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The warm-up climb for the Canyon Entrance area. This is a fun route with some good movement and is solid for the grade.

I'm not sure as to the name of this route. The previous editions of the guidebook had it called "Genesis". The current edition calls it "Face".


This is the third route passed when walking in. It is the next route right of the shallow, right-facing corner, Book of Life.


7 bolts.

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By Dylan Weldin
From: Athens, OH
Oct 25, 2012

Jug just below the crux was found to be dangerously loose. I coerced it out to keep it from killing a belayer standing in the wrong spot... likely upped this route's rating a letter grade or two.

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By Gary N
From: Durango, CO
Nov 7, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Climbed this twice yesterday. Didn't know the jug was removed. That explains why it felt hard for 5.10b/c. Consensus between my partner and me is 5.11a.
By Lauren D. Hollingsworth
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 8, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I'll second the 5.11a rating. This route is really fun and moves really well even with a hold gone. A body tension/face section and a little power required over the roof! Cool!

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