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South End 


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Submitted By: Brian Adzima on Oct 3, 2006
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Description 

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.


20 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South End:
Skyline Traverse   5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Ecstasy Junior   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Southwest Buttress Variation   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Candy Corner   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Simple J Malarky   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 160'   
Ecstasy   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Ye Gods & Little Fishes   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
T & T   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Sunshine   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Sixth Sense   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 190'   
Totem   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Muscle Beach   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
Spinnaker   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Drop Zone   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Featured Route For South End
top of pitch #1-09/16/2012

Sixth Sense 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  WV : 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 WV

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Main South End Routes.  I ginned this up to help folks get an idea of the overall layout of the South End.  Kudos to K. Mullen for the photo I snagged from the Simple J description.
BETA PHOTO: Main South End Routes. I ginned this up to help f...
The South End of Seneca
The South End of Seneca
South end from the lower parking lot at the visitors center
BETA PHOTO: South end from the lower parking lot at the visito...
Curtis Runyan on the Uber classic Ecstacy.
Curtis Runyan on the Uber classic Ecstacy.
Right side of the South End.  Thanks again to K.Mullen for the photo I snagged off the Simple J entry.
BETA PHOTO: Right side of the South End. Thanks again to K.Mu...
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By Armin
From: Arvada, 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
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.