The Genocide Cave is an impressive amphitheatre, featuring a variety of challenging sport climbs and trad lines. Disturbance (11d), a bolted crack, is one of the finest 5.11s in the region. After doing this classic check out Green Envy (12c) and the bouldery McCrayfish and Chips (13d). All these routes travel up stellar stone. For the hard trad climber there is also the finger crack Genocide (12a) and Blood Meridian (12d).
Park at the Beauty Mountain parking area. Do the standard approach past the brain. Total approach time is 10 minutes.
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Genocide 5.12a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Green Envy 5.12c Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
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Green Envy 5.12c WV : New River Gorge : ... : Genocide Cave
Green Envy features some long bouldery moves split by good shakes.Begin by navigating through some chossy ledges to a short overhanging arete feauture. The crux moves hit you right off the bat as you battle up a couple edges to a decent hold just below the head wall. Pulling on to the head wall is very bouldery. The beginning of the headwall involves lots of long powerful traversing moves. The climbing lets up a little as you progress up the headwall, but the moves remain reachy. Enjoy nice...[more] Browse More Classics in WV