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Feb 19, 2013, 9:32 PM

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Re: [followtheleader] Seneca Rocks
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I would suggest Skyline Traverse (5.3)as a first route of the day and then maybe take Christians Delight (5.4) to the top of Humphreys Head and rap in to the West Face to finish the day. Once you're on the West Face, and if you felt solid on the previous routes, I would consider climbing the first pitch of Le Gourmet (5.4) to Front C (short 5.6) or climbing Thais (5.6) which is more sustained at the grade.

You could also stay on the East Face after Skyline Traverse and climb Conn's East (5.6) which is super fun and classic but kind of hard for the grade.

A lot of people will tell you to climb Ecstasy Jr. (5.4) as an intro route but I would warn against it. It is awkward in spots and protection is not always straight forward. Honestly, I think it's kind of scary for the grade.

If 5.5 is feeling about right for you, definitely do Conn's West (5.4) to the direct finish (5.5). Fantastic climbing.

5.7 is a sweet spot at Seneca so if you feel solid after the first day, definitely get on Ecstasy (5.7) or The Green Wall (5.7). You will get your moneys worth for sure!

There are a lot of ways to descend from all over Seneca but if you are on the summit ledge and only have one rope, you can often join ropes with another group and get back to the ground in one rap. Beyond that, either read the descriptions well or take the book with you. Some rap stations are a bit hard to find the first time.

(This post was edited by notapplicable on Feb 19, 2013, 9:34 PM)

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