Type: Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Chris Scoredos, Don Jacobs, Roy Britton
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Shared By: Mark Cushman on Oct 16, 2007 with improvements by Brian Malone
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Description

This climb makes a nice way to bypass the Stairmaster and gain Luncheon Ledge - the ledge system where Triple S and most of the West Face routes are located.

P1: Traverse right on the ledge, then up a crack and ledge system to a spacious ledge with a few trees and rappel rings over The Burn (80ft).

P2: Climb the right facing corner system up and around a cave-like feature and V-slot to another spacious ledge with a tree. Belay here (80ft).

Location

Begin about 30 feet to the left of The Burn. Climb a short vegetated ramp to a smallish ledge with a sizable tree (10ft). Begin the climb here to avoid ropedrag. Descend by walking through a slot and head north to Luncheon Ledge and Triple S. You could also rappel from the tree (80ft), then from the anchors over The Burn (100+ feet, 60M rope with stretch required!!). Do the walkoff, it's safer.

Protection

Standard Seneca rack

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Pete Hickman
Tacoma, WA
 
Pete Hickman   Tacoma, WA
 
Shouldn't this climb be moved to South End? There is an entry for it there too. Jun 27, 2008
Jeff Mekolites
ATL GA
 
Jeff Mekolites   ATL GA
 
Seems like there are some overlapping routes in this area and the south end area...Ecstasy, Sunshine... Nov 4, 2008
Mark Cushman
Cumming, GA
  5.4
Mark Cushman   Cumming, GA
  5.4
This route is located on the West Face, not the South End. South End routes start from Ecstasy and go to around Candy Corner - Ecstasy Junior starts uphill from The Burn and stays on the south facing face of the West Peak of Seneca the entire way. The entry in the South End section should be removed. FWIW this route is listed in the West Face section of the guidebook, too. Nov 4, 2008
cjdrover
Watertown, MA
 
cjdrover   Watertown, MA
 
A note about the rappel from the top of the first pitch - don't expect to make it to the ground on a 60 m. I tried this a few days ago. With stretch, I made it to the slabby, easy start and had to down climb about 8 feet of 5.2 or so. Not too big a deal, just don't be surprised. Fortunately, the area underneath is reasonably flat, so a little jump down is also an option. Definitely knot your rope ends, if you aren't in the habit (shame on you!).

--Chris Apr 6, 2009
Don MacKenzie
Seattle, WA
Don MacKenzie   Seattle, WA
Pitch 2 starts with a right-facing corner, not the left-facing corner indicated in the description. Apr 18, 2009
Perhaps your rope is a bit short? Two days ago my partner and I and the party who had been ahead of us all reached the ground from the top of the first pitch with one 60 meter rope. May 13, 2009
Spencer Perry
  5.4
Spencer Perry  
  5.4
At the first ledge, if you rap off of the tree with rings, you definitely need a 70 to get to the ground. A 60 will get you to the right facing ramp for some easy down climbing though. Mar 28, 2016
Josh Rymer
Arlington, VA
 
Josh Rymer   Arlington, VA
 
Definitely either consider scrambling up the vegetated ramp to belay, or consider hiking a a little farther up the stair master to the base ramp under the trees on the ledge. We belayed right off the flat area at the base of the ramp and top of the wooden stairs and the rope drag was a bear. Jun 16, 2018