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5.6, Trad, TR, 50 ft (15 m),  Avg: 2.6 from 78 votes
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W Virginia > Seneca Rocks > Lower Slabs

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KB 3/4 way up. Nice view of P.O. in the background.
[Hide Photo] KB 3/4 way up. Nice view of P.O. in the background.
Following Scuttle 5.5
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Climber nearing the top
[Hide Photo] Climber nearing the top
KB midway up.
[Hide Photo] KB midway up.
View from the bottom.
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Seth Murphy
Fort Collins, CO
[Hide Comment] And definitely not 5.7, much easier. Aug 26, 2010
Mike Royer
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] Enjoyable, but short. Lots of people like to set up a TR. Sep 29, 2010
Gary Dunn
[Hide Comment] There is an easy walk off to the climbers left- Rappelling from the big pine at the top is damaging the tree. When the tree goes, the ground above this climb is going to erode quickly. May 7, 2012
[Hide Comment] Great Features in the crack! May 13, 2012
K Baumgartner
[Hide Comment] Decent route of moderate difficulty. Crux was pulling up on to the mini ledge below the tree (w/o grabbing the tree). Felt more like 5.6. Definitely would be a good TR route for the budding tradster to practice hand jamming. Aug 19, 2012
Jonathan Dull
Boone, NC
[Hide Comment] Great crack climb and totally worth the lead even though a TR is easily set up. Fingers down low and hands in the mid and upper sections. The crux is definitely getting up to the tree and is true to the grade compared to most Seneca routes. The rest of the crack is easy with many positive features and great pro. Overall awesome climb, only wish it were longer. Nov 14, 2012
Chad Silva
Arlington, VA
[Hide Comment] There is a walk off to climbers left, but not everyone might be comfortable going across the narrow portion, and lower down on the bare rock it can get wet from seepage.

A classic climb that protects well, and rewards good crack climbing techniques. Apr 21, 2019