Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Hunt Prothro
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Nov 8, 2007
Admins: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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This is a relatively light 5.9 by Seneca standards. Follow the left trending finger crack to reach a corner. Follow the corner to reach a ledge. Fun moves, well protected.


Just uphill from Desperado. About 20 Ft. Right of Desperado Direct.


Great pro, 1" or less.


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Contrary to the description, I don't think this is an easy 9. The traverse move getting to the corner has very poor feet, and the beginning moves up the corner are difficult and off-balance. I've climbed a lot of 9s at Seneca, and I think this is one of the more difficult. All that being said, it is still a very worthwhile climb. Nov 5, 2014
Seth Derr
harrisburg, pa
Seth Derr   harrisburg, pa
I'm with climbinbob. I think this is a hard 5.9, even for Seneca. Lots of fun though and well protected. Jun 16, 2015
nancyjo Joseph
Nantmeal Village, Pennsylvania
nancyjo Joseph   Nantmeal Village, Pennsylvania
I agree. It is hard for a 5.9. The upper corner is fun. The traverse section packs a punch. Dec 16, 2015
Mark Maier
Mark Maier  
I agree that this is not "light" for a 5.9, not even for Seneca. It is considerably harder than Desperado, with which it shares much of the route. There is plenty of protection, although placing it on the traverse can require some really interesting positions to get a stance. Be ready to work one-handed. Feb 21, 2016
There is an old pin on the traverse that is super loose. It would hold body weight, but probably not a fall. Sep 25, 2017
Conor Clarke
Conor Clarke  
"This is a relatively light 5.9 by Seneca standards." This felt good bit harder than other Seneca 9s, and imo is up there with Castor and Pollux. The rusty fixed pins on the traverse may actually make the climbing harder, since you get pumped clipping them and then get anxious thinking about how quickly they will snap. Mar 4, 2018