Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Adzima on Oct 3, 2006
Admins: Ladd Raine, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

One of the best routes at Seneca, period. West Pole follows a more-or-less continues crack system through two roofs. It can probably be done in one pitch with a 70-meter rope.

P1: Climb up through the easy ledges to a pine tree. Belay either from rings (not advisable on a busy day) or gear.

P2: Follow the broken crack system until it runs into a corner at the bottom of the first roof. Go straight up through the roof and continue through the second. Follow a left-facing corner to a crack and then belay from rings.

Location

West Pole begins at the same place as Old Man's and Conns West.

Protection

Like most Seneca routes, West Pole protects well with passive gear. A double set of nuts and some hexes works fine. There are probably some pitons on the route; maybe some even of WWII vintage.

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