- ABOUT THE SPOT
Rock Climbing in Seneca Rocks, Pendleton County, West Virginia USA
Seneca Rocks is one of the most attractive spots in West Virginia. It provides amazing natural beauty and plenty of fun opportunities. So, get lost in nature and feel the adrenaline at the highest level by exercising one of the most exciting activities. Rock Climbing!!!!!
Many rock climbing enthusiasts choose to perform their favorite activity in this place, as it offers the right conditions. Seneca is famous for being the WWII training ground and also for the moderate multipitch routes. The rocks are a tiered set of enormous Tuscarora sandstone. The summit of the South Peak, which is 10 ft (3 m) wide, is termed as the tallest, requiring technical climbing on the east coast, rising almost 900 ft (274.32 m) above the valley floor. Due to the hardness of the Tuscarora Formation and the height of rocks, the degree of climbing is difficult. You find more than 375 mapped climbing routes, ranging in degree from 5.0 (the easiest) to 5.13 (the hardest). Routes range from 5.2-5.13.
Some routes and their rating in the Yosemite Decimal System are represented in the picture on the right. Bear in mind that the spot is addressed to experienced climbers. According to the warning sign near the top of North Peak, 16 people have died in falls, while climbing the Seneca Rocks . So, in order to be on the safe side, book your activity in schools with qualified instructors that you will find nearby.