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Scrambled Leggs T 
Sidewinder T 
So What T 
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Thais T 
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Tomato T 
Traffic Jam T 
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West Pole T 
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Traffic Jam 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Brian Adzima on Feb 8, 2007

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Ben Annibali leading Traffic Jam (5.7).


The obvious crack system in Traffic Jam notch. Since the notch is usally full of people rapping off this can be a difficult climb to get on, becasue you belayer will be creating a Traffic Jam on the rap.

The back wall is most certiainly off (no stemming) and going around the corner halfway is supposed to be cheating too.

You can walk off by continuing north along the small ridge. You may want a a belay though.


Hand and finger crack on north side of traffic jam notch.


Up to three inches

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Kyle ready to top-out on Traffic Jam!
Kyle ready to top-out on Traffic Jam!

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By Joe Dietrick
Feb 6, 2009

A Seneca favorite. A great climb when there's not traffic.
By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Oct 11, 2011
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

"The back wall is most certiainly off (no stemming) and going around the corner halfway is supposed to be cheating too." Cheating? Seriously? Sorry, but this isn't 'Carderock Rules'. It's not cheatin to use the big holds...it's there, use it if need be. Found it to be 5.7+/5.8-; stemmed a move, used the outside edge...every bit as hard as Ye Gods and Little Fishes.
By Kilroywashere!
From: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Feb 26, 2012

Cheating? When did Seneca turn into the gym? Am I going to have to start taking off my shirt, begin wearing a beanie even when it's 90 degrees out and yell at people that theyre "totally off route brah!"
By ColeT
From: Columbus, OH
Jul 26, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route! Useful to have some finger sized gear. I also agree with the other comments no such thing as cheating on gear our routes outside. Loved the exposure
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