Get your Message Out. Wherever you are.
How often do you find yourself recreating outside of cell service? What would you do in the event of any emergency? Or, do you just need to let loved ones know where you are and that you're ok while on a trip? If you don't have another means of communication, a satellite communicator like the Garmin inReach may be the solution.
Guide Service Application:
Blue Ridge Mountain Guides operates with two inReach devices. There is always at least one device in the field when guides are at locations like Seneca Rocks, WV where there is no cell phone service. When there are multiple parties out, each guide has a VHF radio and the highest ranking guide carries the inReach. Should an issue arise, information can be relayed by radio to the guide carrying the inReach.
BRMG utilizes the preprogrammed messages(free to send) each day to communicate to our Virginia office that the day is complete and everyone is clear of the mountain.
Headed to Seneca Rocks to climb for the first time? This guide will give you the beta you need for a successful first ascent!
Seneca is located just 3.5 hours or less from major cities like Washington, D.C., Pittsburg, PA, Richmond, VA and more. The appeal of Seneca is that not only does it host amazing multi-pitch rock climbing but, it's the east coast's tallest 5th class summit. Routes range from 60 to 300 feet tall over 1-6 pitches. You can start climbing from Roy Gap road or hike up the "Stair Master" to the base of the South Peak to shorten the day. From the road it's 5-6 pitches to the summit, while hiking the stairs shortens the day to around 3.
Seneca can present difficult route finding, following, and rappels. Hiring a guide to show you around the area can ensure you learn your way around and get plenty of climbing in!
- Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
- Seneca Rock Climbing School
- Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides
Ever wonder what’s in a climbing guide’s pack for a day in the mountains? Probably less than you think but with more uses than you can imagine! Here you will find what we like to carry for a day of multi-pitch rock climbing in Virginia, West Virginia, or North Carolina.
Guide pack: Black Diamond Speed 22