Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Adzima on Feb 8, 2007
Admins: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

The obvious crack system in Traffic Jam notch. Since the notch is usally full of people rapping off this can be a difficult climb to get on, becasue you belayer will be creating a Traffic Jam on the rap.

The back wall is most certiainly off (no stemming) and going around the corner halfway is supposed to be cheating too.

You can walk off by continuing north along the small ridge. You may want a a belay though.

Location

Hand and finger crack on north side of traffic jam notch.

Protection

Up to three inches

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Joe Dietrick  
 
A Seneca favorite. A great climb when there's not traffic. Feb 6, 2009
Andy Weinmann
Silver Spring, MD
  5.8
Andy Weinmann   Silver Spring, MD
  5.8
"The back wall is most certiainly off (no stemming) and going around the corner halfway is supposed to be cheating too." Cheating? Seriously? Sorry, but this isn't 'Carderock Rules'. It's not cheatin to use the big holds...it's there, use it if need be. Found it to be 5.7+/5.8-; stemmed a move, used the outside edge...every bit as hard as Ye Gods and Little Fishes. Oct 11, 2011
Kilroywashere! London
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Kilroywashere! London   Harrisonburg, Virginia
Cheating? When did Seneca turn into the gym? Am I going to have to start taking off my shirt, begin wearing a beanie even when it's 90 degrees out and yell at people that theyre "totally off route brah!" Feb 26, 2012
Cole T
Cincinnati, OH
  5.8
Cole T   Cincinnati, OH
  5.8
Great route! Useful to have some finger sized gear. I also agree with the other comments no such thing as cheating on gear our routes outside. Loved the exposure Jul 26, 2015
Andy Weinmann
Silver Spring, MD
  5.8
Andy Weinmann   Silver Spring, MD
  5.8
Came back to this now 6 years later and with a wealth more experience behind me. This is a solid 8, especially if you don't stem off the back wall. Even with that, the moves over the small overhang are a bit reachy. Using the arĂȘte to the left will definitely help so sticking strictly to the crack line is a shade tougher. This is one of the better crack lines at Seneca where you can/need to use finger, hand, fist jams (depending on hand size). Jul 17, 2017