Elevation: 2,204 ft
GPS: 38.835, -79.365 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Nov 8, 2007 with updates from ChewiePDX
Admins: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

Description

The North side of Seneca that faces away from route 33. Gets Sun until at least noon, however this face is slightly more shaded than the east face of the south peak due to the tree cover in the summer months.

Getting There
Hike up the east face trail from Roy Gap Road (standard approach). Or you can hike up the trail to the visitor's overlook and come down the back side of Seneca.

Getting There

The East face trail from Roy Gap road may be the longest approach at Seneca, but it's well worth the walk.

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Fan Zhang
Washington, DC
Fan Zhang   Washington, DC
What is the standard means of descent for topping out on climbs (e.g., Roux, Lichen or Leave It) on the North Peak, East Face? Rap the East Face or West Face (single or double ropes?)? How does one find the walk off from the summit of the North Peak to the hiker's trail? Jul 11, 2016
Once you gain the North Peak. The walk off to the north descent trail which joins the hiking trail is easy class III. Be careful in a couple of narrow slick spots but is no big deal and does not require ropes. From the overlook, the hikers trail will take you down to the visitors entrance. Sep 2, 2016
Fan Zhang
Washington, DC
Fan Zhang   Washington, DC
Thanks, Derek. After topping out on pitch 2 of Roux, I found myself on a fairly narrow summit ridge, with lichen-covered rock all around me, and did not see any obvious way to continue north, and certainly nothing resembling easy class III. If you or anyone else stumble up this comment thread again, would you mind taking a look at the comment I left on 8/17/15 on MP page for Roux? I topped out at the red circle on that image in that comment and could not find a way to proceed going north (and ended up down climbing pitch 2 of Roux). Any advice would be much appreciated!

Edit on 8/27/18: Climbed Roux again last weekend. Found the traverse north along the summit ridge without any difficulties. Finished by walking north along a ledge on the east face, past a fridge sized boulder, and then joined up with the hikers trail. Magnificent views looking south toward the crowds on the South Peak summit and S.P. West Face. Sep 28, 2016