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Description

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

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)

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 278
Gunsight to South Peak
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 179
Gunsight to South Peak Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 165
Conn's West
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 201
Critter Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 127
Thais
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 257
Green Wall
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 230
Pleasant Overhangs
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 120
Prune
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 102
Neck Press
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 205
West Pole
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 79
Traffic Jam
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 100
Tomato
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 241
Triple S
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 81
Marshall's Madness
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 123
Marshall's Madness - Crack of Dawn
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gunsight to South Peak
 278
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Gunsight to South Peak Direct
 179
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Conn's West
 165
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Critter Crack
 201
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Thais
 127
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
Green Wall
 257
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Pleasant Overhangs
 230
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Prune
 120
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Neck Press
 102
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
West Pole
 205
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Traffic Jam
 79
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Tomato
 100
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Triple S
 241
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Marshall's Madness
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Marshall's Madness - Crack…
 123
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
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