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Alcoa Presents

5.8, Trad, 50 ft,  Avg: 3.2 from 73 votes
FA: unknown
W Virginia > Seneca Rocks > S Peak - E Face > Upper Broadway

Description

From the large belay ledge at the top of Conns East Direct (also the start of Orangeaid) belay from anchors on right and climb crack with large aluminum piton in it (hence the name) to summit crest.

Protection

Std rack.

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The aluminum piton on Alcoa Presents
[Hide Photo] The aluminum piton on Alcoa Presents
Looking down from the summit
[Hide Photo] Looking down from the summit
Past the crux on Alcoa Presents
[Hide Photo] Past the crux on Alcoa Presents
Wikswo at the start.
[Hide Photo] Wikswo at the start.

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K Baumgartner
  5.8+
[Hide Comment] Phenomenal line that doesn't back off.

A new piton adds extra security about half way up. Found superb hand jams to top out the route to the belay. Oct 24, 2012
[Hide Comment] Really awesome route...exciting and sustained Sep 11, 2013
Andrew J 133
Richmond, VA
 
[Hide Comment] Great line, very well protected, don't bother clipping the alcoa piton, it's hammered in too far, got pumped trying to clip it. Get good gear below that point and then cruise through the cruxy/foot smear section before getting great gear above it...awesome climb Apr 7, 2014
[Hide Comment] While you can't clip the aluminum pin because the eye is into the crack, you can thread it with a thin dyneema sling. The next few moves are the crux for me and I actually find them more difficult than Triple S. May 27, 2014
Andrew G
San Diego, CA
  5.8
[Hide Comment] I had no intention of trying this route or any Seneca 5.8 for now, but just staring up at it from the anchors on Alcoa ledge, this line looked too good not to hop on. And it lived it up to expectations. Aug 10, 2015
[Hide Comment] If you forget to save a dyneema runner to thread through the big piton (as I did), there are a healthy number of small cam placements nearby. Sep 8, 2015