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West Pole - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.59/5 Average Rating : 4.59 out of 5
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1/2" to 4". Nuts & cams. #3 or so cams on the 1st pitch. Wide gear for the 1st pitch (#2-#4 useful)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.47/5
  Rock Quality 4.29/5
  Scenery 4.35/5
  Fun Factor 4.82/5

Description:

5.7+. Look for the large double roofs left of Conn's West and with the same start as Old Man's route. Belay for P2 below, on a diagonal crack. A couple of lose blocks, but easy to see, on the belay and between the 1st and second overhang. on P2..

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Submitted by: ontherocks on 2008-05-08
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Route ID: 24470

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38 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: sigmund on 2014-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Mentally Intimidating, Physically Reasonable

When you first look at the double roof from the slab below, it looks ridiculously intimidating. But once you make the moves it is really all there. A must do if the route is open!

Added: 2014-06-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: girlclimb on 2013-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars one longgggg pitch

Did this in one pitch, got a bit of rope drag at the top but stopping below the roof seemed a but choosy

Added: 2013-11-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2013-08-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Led 1st pitch, seconded 2/3rd

swung leads with Nate-dogg. classic climb. fantastic at the grade.

Added: 2013-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2013-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars seconded 1st pitch, led 2/3rd pitches

great climbs! first pitch is very cool crack climbing, second pitch is some pretty hefty roof-pulling.

Added: 2013-06-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: DocGF on 1987-05-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice overhang

First trip to Seneca Rocks, WV. I followed this route the first time and have led it twice since then. Great little overhang. Easy approach hike.

Added: 2011-07-30

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