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