South End viewed from the 2nd pitch of Climbing Pu...
The southern end of Seneca consists of several buttresses of broken quartzite. Ecstacy (5.7), one of Seneca's premier routes is located on the south west end.
The cave area contains several of Seneca's most difficult routes, such as Fine Young Cannibals (5.13), and only bouldering at Seneca.
Several classic routes including Candy corner (5.5), Ye Gods and Little Fishes (5.8), and Drop Zone (5.11a) are located at the far east end.
It is worth noting that Skyline Traverse (5.3) is located immediately above these routes and rockfall from parties on it is quite common. A helmet might protect you from the smaller stuff, but it may be advisable to avoid the area because bigger stuff (football sized) is occasionally set lose.
Hike up Roy Gap road, the Southern End is immediately on your left.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in South End
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South End:
Ecstasy 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
T & T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 190'
Sixth Sense 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 190'
Sunshine 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Totem 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Muscle Beach 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 180'
Spinnaker 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Drop Zone 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For South End
A Different School of Thought 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
: Seneca Rocks
: South End
P1: Climb the ramp to the roof (optional 5" piece), traverse left to the corner and continue directly up corner through a series of roofs and bulges (crux). Once the angle backs off trend left through the next roof, continue up the corner. Traverse right to the bolts at the top of the second pitch of Muscle Beach. (150' 5.10+)P2: Move up then trend left to the arete. Follow the arete up through a final bulge at the top, ending just right of Ecstasy. (5.7 50')The first pitch features very su...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
BETA PHOTO: Main South End Routes. I ginned this up to help f...
BETA PHOTO: South end from the lower parking lot at the visito...
Curtis Runyan on the Uber classic Ecstacy.
BETA PHOTO: Right side of the South End. Thanks again to K.Mu...
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 6, 2006
Ecstacy Jr (4) also not to be missed as the hardest overhanging 4 on the planet, as well as the burn (8) which after completing you can TR sunshine 10aR.
Mar 23, 2012
Not really a 10R...take some brass and get some...really worth pulling an on-site and not doing a TR...The Burn is a good warm-up.