Elevation: 2,091 ft
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Shared By: Brian Adzima on Oct 3, 2006 with updates from ChewiePDX
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Description

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.

Getting There

Hike up Roy Gap road, the Southern End is immediately on your left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South End

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 20
Lower Skyline Direct (LSD)
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 23
Southwest Buttress Variation
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 201
Candy Corner
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 251
Ecstasy
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Simple J Malarky
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 144
Ye Gods & Little Fishes
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
T & T
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Sunshine
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Sixth Sense
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 5
Blood On The Tracks
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 3
A Different School of Thought
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Muscle Beach
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Totem
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Spinnaker
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 12
Drop Zone
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lower Skyline Direct (LSD)
 20
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Southwest Buttress Variation
 23
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Candy Corner
 201
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ecstasy
 251
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Simple J Malarky
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Ye Gods & Little Fishes
 144
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
T & T
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Sunshine
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sixth Sense
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Blood On The Tracks
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
A Different School of Thought
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Muscle Beach
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Totem
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Spinnaker
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Drop Zone
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
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Armin climber
Westminster, CO
Armin climber   Westminster, CO
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. Oct 6, 2006
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. Mar 23, 2012