Southern Pillar Rock Climbing
Tim Anderson pluggin gear on Climbin' Punishment. ...
The Southern Pillar is located across Roy Gap Road from the South and North Peaks. It is shaded until early afternoon. Although some of the shorter routes are shaded by trees all Day.
The quartzite of the southern pillar is comparable to the rest of Seneca. However, like all of the formations in the valley, the extreme ends of the formations contain poorer rock and routes such as Gerphart-Dufty (5.7) have been the site of many accidents.
Other classic routes on the Southern Pillar include Roy-Gap Chimneys (5.6) and Climb and Punishment (5.9).
Hike up Roy Gap road, the Southern Pillar is on your right.
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Southern Pillar
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southern Pillar:
The Victim 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Right Tope 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Slipstream 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Daytripper 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Ambush 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Southern Pillar
Climbin' Punishment 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c West Virginia
: Seneca Rocks
: Southern Pillar
Superb and well-protected route. Usually done in three pitches but, with a 60m rope, can be done in one long pitch, if you don't mind long slings for pro and tough communication with the belayer. First two pitches make for an excellent 5.8.P1: Start in a left-facing corner just to the left of Roy Gap Chimney. Go up 40 feet (5.7) and step left onto the ledge under a crack in the corner.P1 variation: Start in a left facing corner 10 feet left of the original start. Climb towards the bulge and trav...[more] Browse More Classics in West Virginia
Path to the upper crags is uber slippery when wet.
Looking across to the Southern Pillar from the top...
The Southern Pillar viewed from Skyline Traverse