Seneca Rocks

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This double peak rises above the NOrth Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac across from Seneca Creek and U.S. Route 33. The North Peak is separated from the South Peak by the Gunsight. Both summits are made of rather thin flakes of quartzite.

Elevation (feet): 2,200
Elevation (meters): 671
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: West Virginia
Latitude: 38.8354
Longitude: -79.3667
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
First successful climber(s): Snowbird
Nearest major airport: Pittsburgh
Convenient Center: Elkins

Thanks to Mark de Saint-Rat for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Seneca Rocks.

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  • Log #20565 - by Karen on Dec 31, 2006
    My brother and I climbed Old Ladies' Route (5.2). This climb is the easiest path to the South Peak summit. There are 3 pitches. It was my first real outdoor climb.
  • Log #13552 - by Tan Jee Tien on May 12, 2003
    This is where it all began for me w/ the CMU rock climbers club.
  • Log #13554 - by Jodie and Ray Weber on Nov 05, 2002
    We climb at Seneca often...have reached the South Peak summit via several routes...our favorite is Ecstacy to Greenwall to the summit...many pitches of GREAT climbing.
  • Log #13555 - by Bob & Cindy Kurziak on Nov 04, 2002
    Started out on Le Gormet folloewed by Front C. Both great routes and yes Seneca is verticle! People are very helpful. Cons West is kind of sand bagged at 5.4. Candy corner is fantastic, the step...
  • Log #13556 - by larry warych on Feb 04, 2001
    It is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures.Summit ridge very exposed lots of fun dont look down.Jay wish you were here.maybe next year.
  • Log #13557 - by Travis Sutton Byrd on Dec 20, 2000
    First and only time to Seneca. Everything they say is true-- it is big, and it does feel western (but not as forgiving as Lumpy, in my opinion). We did Soler and it scsared the shit out of me.
  • Log #13558 - by Jason on Dec 04, 2000
    Summit useing "Old Ladies Route" 5.3-5.4.