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Description

The Southern Pillar is located across Roy Gap Road from the South and North Peaks. It is shaded until early afternoon. Although some of the shorter routes are shaded by trees all Day.

The quartzite of the southern pillar is comparable to the rest of Seneca. However, like all of the formations in the valley, the extreme ends of the formations contain poorer rock and routes such as Gerphart-Dufty (5.7) have been the site of many accidents.

Other classic routes on the Southern Pillar include Roy-Gap Chimneys (5.6) and Climb and Punishment (5.9).

Getting There

Hike up Roy Gap road, the Southern Pillar is on your right.

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Bob A.  
Did a climb called "A Bitter End" this past Sunday. Don't know why it's not listed here. First put up in 1980, it was given 9+. IMHO, it rates a 10b. It begins on the same ledge as Mrs. Robinson and Southern Thriller. This past Sunday, a rather large block came off, so it might be a little harder. It was about the size of a small cinder block, and scared me!! First time anything that large came out from under my feet. Have fun, because the gear is good. Mar 26, 2019