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Elevation: 2,091 ft 637 m
GPS: 38.83377, -79.36693
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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 Suggest change

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

29 Total Climbs

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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
 35
Lower Skyline Direct (LSD)
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 39
Southwest Buttress Variation
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 312
Candy Corner
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 384
Ecstasy
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 86
Simple J Malarkey
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 206
Ye Gods & Little Fishes
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Sixth Sense
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
La Bella Vista
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 6
Blood On The Tracks
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 4
Welcome to Seneca
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Muscle Beach
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Totem
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Spinnaker
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 22
Drop Zone
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lower Skyline Direct (LSD)
 35
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Southwest Buttress Variation
 39
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Candy Corner
 312
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ecstasy
 384
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Simple J Malarkey
 86
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Ye Gods & Little Fishes
 206
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sixth Sense
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
La Bella Vista
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Blood On The Tracks
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
Welcome to Seneca
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Muscle Beach
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Totem
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Spinnaker
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Drop Zone
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
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