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North Peak, East Face

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North Peak, East Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.83537, -79.36542 View Map  Incorrect?
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The North side of Seneca that faces away from route 33. Gets Sun until at least noon, however this face is slightly more shaded than the east face of the south peak due to the tree cover in the summer months.

Getting There
Hike up the east face trail from Roy Gap Road (standard approach). Or you can hike up the trail to the visitor's overlook and come down the back side of Seneca.

Getting There 

The East face trail from Roy Gap road may be the longest approach at Seneca, but it's well worth the walk.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Peak, East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Peak, East Face:
Roux   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
Rox Salt   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bear's Delight   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Lichen or Leave It   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Finger Stinger   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Great Impostor   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Bandito   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Streptococcus   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   
Desperado   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Unrelenting Verticality   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Psychoprophylaxis   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
Helter Skelter   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jon St John pulls the roof on Desperado (5.9) at S...

Desperado 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  WV : Seneca Rocks : North Peak, East Face
This is a fantastic 5.9! Climb up the face to reach the overhang and then traverse Right to reach a left facing corner (crux). Follow the corner to a large ledge. The traverse to the right is the business and coolest part of the climb. Well protected and exciting! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

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