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Adrenaline T 
And God Created All Men Equal T 
Angry Angles T,TR 
Autumn Fire T,TR 
Captain Hook T 
Dark Star T 
Death by Abunga T 
Dirty Rat T 
Discrepancy T 
Finger Lichen Good T 
For Slab Rats Only  T 
Good Morning T 
Grass Route T 
Guillotine T 
It ain't the meat, its the motion T 
Know Fair T 
Peatoidal Membranes T 
Praying Mantle T 
R2D2 T 
Scuttle T 
Seldom Seen  T 
Seneca Samurai T 
Snakebite T 
Some People T 
Summer Breeze T 
Sunny Down Bulow T 
Unspecified hand crack (?) T 
Wapsuck Direct T 
Warlock, The T 
Witchy Way T 
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Lower Slabs Rock Climbing 

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The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.


The hike into this area is a little longer but much more secluded and use. If you want to get away from the crowds, this is the place.

Getting There 

Take the Seneca Rocks hiking trail. Hike about 1.5 miles up towards the observation deck area on North Peak until you see the half-way marker and look for a trail on the left. Follow the trail south into the woods down to the lower slab area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Slabs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Slabs:
Scuttle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Seldom Seen    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Discrepancy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
For Slab Rats Only    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
The Warlock   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Autumn Fire   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Autumn Fire

Autumn Fire 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : Lower Slabs
This is a really fun route to the left of Scuttle. Easier face climbing through the opening moves to some small crack features with a few big moves on thin feet (crux), and then on to easier ground for the finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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By Slartibartfast
From: Magrathea
Jun 8, 2015
Anyone know what the sport route just right of Tips is? 4 or five bolts, looks like it might be designed as a mixed route? I didn't have time to get on it today, but it looked pretty fun. Anyone know anything about it? I can't find it here or in the guide.
By cliffmama
Aug 4, 2015
The guidebook and description are confusing. While hiking up to observation deck, look for boulder and small unmarked trail that veers off to the right. This will take you directly to the Scuttle area.

Rock Climbing Photo: The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.
The trail to the Lower Slabs is off to the right.
By Halljt3
Feb 20, 2016
Slartibartfast - I don't have much beta (route name, FA, etc.), but I did jump on it today. Prehaps a 10a or so? I would say it is intended to be mixed...I think there were 5 bolts and I placed two small cams. Also, the anchor is bolted. Overall, a good route. I'd recommend getting on it.

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