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Gunsight to South Peak Direct
Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches,
Avg: 3.8 from 126
FA: Chris Scordoes and party
> Seneca Rocks
> S Peak - W Face
From Gunsight Notch, climb the arete towards the South Peak until you are able to move onto the East Face on thin flakes. Climb around the Gryphon's Beak and finish on the regular Gunsight to South Peak route. Great exposure for a 5.4!
Start at the Gunsight Notch. You can climb Banana and Debbie, scramble up ledges on the west side, or take the trail up the east side to Upper Broadway and scramble a short 5.0 to gain the notch. To descend use the standard South Peak rappel routes.
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[Hide Photo] "Direct" route uses the east (climber's left) face underneath the Gryphon's Beak, before passing behind it to the west face and continuing up the summit arete until a good belay stance can be estab…