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aacaligiuri


Oct 8, 2013, 8:36 AM
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New Climbers looking for top roping  (North_America: United_States: West_Virginia: Roped_Climbing: Seneca_Rocks_Region: The_Panhandle: Seneca_Rocks)
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My friends and I are planning a trip down to Seneca Rocks next week. We have only been climbing for a few months and are looking for some areas with access to top roping climbs, preferably in the 5.7-5.10 range. Anyone know of some good areas?


markc


Oct 10, 2013, 7:10 AM
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There aren't very many options for toproping at Seneca. Your best bet is probably going to be the Lower Slabs. I confess I haven't climbed in that area of Seneca, so I can't recommend specific routes.


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North Peak, East Face has a handful of moderates that are pretty easy to access and set-up, although you will need gear and some long pieces of webbing and/or perlon. You can hike the tourist trail to the top and walk around to the east side for easiest access and to avoid Cardiac Hill.


aacaligiuri


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So would we be better off at New River Gorge?


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aacaligiuri wrote:
So would we be better off at New River Gorge?

I think you would have more options at the New, and much more of a chance of having someone hang your rope on a route for you. The two easiest crags for rigging without leading are Junkyard and the Bridge area. Because of easy access, they can get crowded.


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