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L to R R to L Alpha
A Different School of Thought T 
Birds of Prey T 
Blood On The Tracks T,TR 
Candy Corner T 
Daydream, The T 
Drop Zone T 
Ecstasy T 
Ecstasy Junior T 
Fine Young Cannibals  T 
La Bella Vista T 
La Bella Vista: Lotus variation T 
Lower Skyline Direct (LSD) T 
Muscle Beach T 
Nightwings T 
Satisfaction 2 T 
Shambler, The T 
Simple J Malarky T 
Sixth Sense T 
Southern Exposure T 
Southwest Buttress Variation T 
Spinnaker S 
Sunshine T 
Superstition T 
T & T T 
Tony's Nightmare T 
Tony's Nightmare Direct Finish T 
Totem T 
Welcome to Seneca T 
Wild Men Only T 
Ye Gods & Little Fishes T 
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South End Rock Climbing 

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The southern end of Seneca consists of several buttresses of broken quartzite. Ecstacy (5.7), one of Seneca's premier routes is located on the south west end.

The cave area contains several of Seneca's most difficult routes, such as Fine Young Cannibals (5.13), and only bouldering at Seneca.

Several classic routes including Candy corner (5.5), Ye Gods and Little Fishes (5.8), and Drop Zone (5.11a) are located at the far east end.

It is worth noting that Skyline Traverse (5.3) is located immediately above these routes and rockfall from parties on it is quite common. A helmet might protect you from the smaller stuff, but it may be advisable to avoid the area because bigger stuff (football sized) is occasionally set lose.

Getting There 

Hike up Roy Gap road, the Southern End is immediately on your left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South End

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South End:
Ecstasy Junior   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Southwest Buttress Variation   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lower Skyline Direct (LSD)   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Candy Corner   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Ecstasy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Simple J Malarky   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   
Ye Gods & Little Fishes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
T & T   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Sunshine   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Sixth Sense   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 190'   
La Bella Vista   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   
Blood On The Tracks   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
A Different School of Thought   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Spinnaker   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Muscle Beach   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
Totem   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Drop Zone   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For South End
Rock Climbing Photo: top of pitch #1-09/16/2012

Sixth Sense 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  West Virginia : Seneca Rocks : South End
This is a great route that may be overlooked due to the crappy looking rock and position for the start. P1: Climb up the face/corner to reach the roof. Traverse out left 10 Ft.(crux) to reach a shallow right facing corner and then up to the shuts. P2: Climb past several small overhangs and pass the traverse on Ecstasy to large right facing corner. P3. Follow to the top. This is a great route, and P1 can be done and you can easily lower from the shuts. Stays relatively dry in a light rain...[more]   Browse More Classics in West Virginia

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Rock Climbing Photo: Right side of the South End.  Thanks again to K.Mu...
BETA PHOTO: Right side of the South End. Thanks again to K.Mu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Main South End Routes.  I ginned this up to help f...
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Rock Climbing Photo: South end from the lower parking lot at the visito...
BETA PHOTO: South end from the lower parking lot at the visito...
Rock Climbing Photo: Curtis Runyan on the Uber classic Ecstacy.
Curtis Runyan on the Uber classic Ecstacy.
Rock Climbing Photo: The South End of Seneca
The South End of Seneca

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By Armin Colorado
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 6, 2006
Ecstacy Jr (4) also not to be missed as the hardest overhanging 4 on the planet, as well as the burn (8) which after completing you can TR sunshine 10aR.
By virginiaboy Link
Mar 23, 2012
Not really a 10R...take some brass and get some...really worth pulling an on-site and not doing a TR...The Burn is a good warm-up.

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