PATC-MS Group Photo at Seneca South Peak

  • Friday, August 18, 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Seneca Rock, WV
  • 16


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Join us for 2-3 days of climbing at our home away from home, Seneca Rocks in West Virginia!

On Saturday morning, we will attempt to get an up-to-date group photo on the South Summit of Seneca!

WHEN: 18 AUG - 20 AUG

WHERE: Seneca Rocks, WV


The Club will cover camping at Seneca Shadows, a National Forest campground. We will have a group camp site reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. The campsites have water, bathrooms, and showers. There is one restaurant in walking distance of the campsite, and other options a further drive out.


2 days of climbing, depending on when you arrive at Seneca.

We are aiming to get a group photo at the summit (a la the Meet-up banner) Saturday morning. Please use the spreadsheet to coordinate partners, carpooling, and camping.


Seneca Rocks is about a 3-3.5 hours drive from DC. Home of many moderate multi-pitch trad routes. There are some limited top rope and single pitch climbs, but note that these are more limited. The South Summit is accessible only through technical climbing techniques, although there is a route up that reaches the summit at a grade of 5.2

There are also a number of sport/trad climbing areas within a reasonable drive, such as Reed's Creek and Franklin in the Smoke Hole Canyon area.

The third edition of the Seneca Rocks guidebook is available at the local climbing shop, the Gendarme. However, the guidebook was printed with a number of errors, namely mismatches between the photos and text. The guidebook is sold with a printed errata page, but please use caution if you are new to Seneca, and consider using another guidebook as a cross reference.

There are also two local guiding schools for those that wish to hire guides.

Check out the climbing info on Mountain Project:


This event is open to all members.  We will attempt to help people find partners but we ask that you please make sure you arrive knowing who you'll be climbing with.  You can use the organizing spreadsheet link found in your confirmation email.  If you need a partner for the weekend please use the sheet and the Listserve to work this out. 


You are responsible for arranging your own transportation, climbing partner(s), camping/climbing gear, and food (there is one restaurant near the crag, and other a bit of a drive out). Please fill out the spreadsheet after signing up for the event to help organize rides and partners!


Cancellation Policy:

If you can no longer make the event, please change your registration as soon as possible. This allows people on the wait list to join. If you fail to show for an event and do not cancel within 48 hours, you will be considered a no show. Club members who have 3 or more no shows will not be able to register for future events for a period of one year whether its due to failure to cancel or the person does not show up for the event at all.


PATC-MS Member Only policy: This event is for members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club-Mountaineering Section and their guests only, in good standing with liability waivers on file, unless otherwise stated

Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may occur.  By participating in this trip you assume all risk of responsibility for your own safety.
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