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Elevation: 2,091 ft
GPS: 38.83453, -79.36677
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Shared By: Andy Weinmann on Dec 11, 2020
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This is the primary collection of routes on the west side of Seneca's South Peak beginning below the Gunsight around Banana and extending all the way do to Humphrey's Head.  There are several key features from left to right: Green Wall, The Pleasant Overhangs roof, Thais Corner, the Old Man's Traverse Ledge (splitting the central area wall around Prune horizontally), the Traffic Jam/Neck Press rappel area, The Face of 1000 Pitons, The Cockscomb, and Humphrey's Head.

Getting There Suggest change

From the signpost on Roy Gap Road, cross the stream and head up the stone Stairmaster Trail all the way to the top.  Continue up the old talus field, passing one 4th class step.  There is a signpost just beyond this step.  Go right here for the Face of 1000 Pitons, The Cockscomb, and Humphrey's Head.  Go left for everything else including Old Man's Route, Pleasant O, Thais, the Gunsight area, etc.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Peak West Face (Main Area)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 276
Old Man's Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 329
Gunsight to South Peak
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 220
Gunsight to South Peak Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 229
Critter Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 293
Green Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 266
Pleasant Overhangs
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 223
West Pole
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 91
Traffic Jam
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 260
Triple S
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
Back to the Front
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 88
Marshall's Madness
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 37
Bring on the Nubiles
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 135
Marshall's Madness - Crack of Dawn
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
Cottonmouth - Venom
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Sidewinder
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Old Man's Route
 276
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 3 pitches
Gunsight to South Peak
 329
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Gunsight to South Peak Direct
 220
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Critter Crack
 229
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Green Wall
 293
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Pleasant Overhangs
 266
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
West Pole
 223
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Traffic Jam
 91
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Triple S
 260
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Back to the Front
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Marshall's Madness
 88
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Bring on the Nubiles
 37
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Marshall's Madness - Crack…
 135
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Cottonmouth - Venom
 51
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Sidewinder
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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