Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Adzima on Oct 3, 2006 · Updates
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One of the best routes at Seneca, period. West Pole follows a more-or-less continuous 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.


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


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.