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'
Spinnaker 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Muscle Beach 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 180'
Totem 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Drop Zone 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For South End
Sixth Sense 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WV
: Seneca Rocks
: South End
This is a great route that may be overlooked due to the crappy looking rock and position for the start. P1: Climb up the face/corner to reach the roof. Traverse out left 10 Ft.(crux) to reach a shallow right facing corner and then up to the shuts. P2: Climb past several small overhangs and pass the traverse on Ecstasy to large right facing corner. P3. Follow to the top. This is a great route, and P1 can be done and you can easily lower from the shuts. Stays relatively dry in a light rain...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.