Climbed numerous routes and will climb many more. Always good to get away for a weekend at Seneca without modern technologies (no cell coverage!) and less people than the zoo at the Gunks.
Guided here for several seasons. Favorite routes were: Ecstacy, Soler, Tomato, Frosted Flakes, Triple S, Westpole. Did many ascents of Old Man's and Old Ladies, including one trip where we got 27 Boy Scouts and their leaders to the top in one day!
Only pinacles I can think of in the east
I climbed several routes as part of an Outdoor Ed course in the late '70s. Don't remember much about the routes but I remember some P.I. at the bottom. At the time I was the only female in a group of 12 people.
First time I got to the summit doing Skyline Traverse then heading up Conn's East. Arrived just as the sun was setting. West Pole Direct was another awesome way to the top. Awesome place.
This was my first experience with a classic climb. I loved the south summit! I wasn't nearly as scared as I thought I would be. I also really enjoyed the variations of the Thais route that our leader took us on. I definitely feel more confident and inspired after this trip!
I hiked up here in winter 1998/9. While on my way up, some adolescents were lobbing rocks down in my direction from the summit. I assume that they didn't know I was there.
I hiked up and then scrambled out onto several of the fins. I wish to return for some 5th class routes. One of the best places in the east.
I've been to Seneca dozens of times since 1993's first trip up Thais. It really is the best place in the east (in my opinion). As much as I love the Gunks and the New, there's nothing quite like Seneca's south summit east of the Rockies.
This was my local trad crag during college at JMU. A great variety. Go midweek to avoid crowds on the classic routes.
Conn's West Direct and Ecstacy Southwest Buttress variation with a guide from The Gendarme. My "refresher course" for climbing. I've been out of the technical stuff for a while. It came back quick. I felt good after the first pitch. Time to drag out the trad rack and work on leading again. Great weather, some of the best I've had.
My intro to multi-pitch trad. Great!
many trips since '72....my highschool playground...i don't remember much ;)
trip to Seneca this year...climbed Thais, E Jr., Sunshine, Prune, Frosted Flake...great two days.
Walked up the backside Sep 3, 2001 and again on May 28, 2005. No one else was on the backside trail either time; good way to avoid the crowds.
Lots of great memories. Hope to go back someday.
at Seneca...climbed at the face of a thousand pitons...Crack of Dawn, Cottonmouth...scambled to the top of the south peak.
I've climbed many routes at Seneca over the years. One of my favorites was the Gendarme before it fell. One of the coolest routes at Seneca.