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South Peak - East Face Rock Climbing 

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The south side of Seneca faces away from route 33 and is considerably quieter. There is little shade and with the right weather it can be climbable year round.

Getting There 

The east face of the south peak can be approached three ways: you can hike up the east face trail from Roy Gap Road, you can climb up one of several routes on the southern end, or the east face can be reached by scrambling around luncheon ledge on the south end of the formation. This scramble involves several forth class sections and has been the site of several fatalities.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

66 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Peak - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Peak - East Face:
Skyline Traverse   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 4 pitches   Southeast Corner
R&R   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Southeast Corner
Conn's East   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Upper Broadway
Dirty Old Man   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 155'   Upper Broadway
Soler   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Broadway
Bee Sting Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Southeast Corner
Dufty's Popoff   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Southeast Corner
Rear Entry   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'   Southeast Corner
Conn's East Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Broadway
Alcoa Presents   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 50'   Upper Broadway
Frosted Flake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   Upper Broadway
High Test   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 120'   Upper Broadway
Castor   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Broadway
Pollux   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 45'   Upper Broadway
Orangeaid   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Broadway
Nip and Tuck   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 125'   Upper Broadway
Spock's Brain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Broadway
Low Octane   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Upper Broadway
Terra Firma Homesick Blues   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Broadway
The Changling   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Broadway
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Featured Route For South Peak - East Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Carpenter makes the moves on pitch 2 of Soler.

Soler 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WV : Seneca Rocks : ... : Upper Broadway
The second pitch of this climb is one of the most classic pitches at Seneca! Amazingly, it was first done in 1951! P1: Climb the wide corner/flake sytem to reach a left trending ramp. The first 30 feet can be a bit runout unless you have very large gear. However, with modern camming units, there is gear that can be found in the flake if you search hard for it. Don't let people scare you off because of the tales of runout here. You will be well rewarded by doing the entire route. P2: Cli...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of South Peak - East Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The East face of Seneca
The East face of Seneca
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper Broadway Approach.  Don't slip.
Upper Broadway Approach. Don't slip.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the South East Face. Take note of the ...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the South East Face. Take note of the ...

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