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Seneca Rocks in Pendleton County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

More Than One Way Up

 
 
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By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
1. More than One Way Up Marker
Inscription. The first recorded ascent of Seneca Rocks was in 1939. Since then, climbers have explored a maze of more than four-hundred routes across its face. Some routes lead to the summit; others meet dead-ends. Climbers from around the world come to test their skills, spend time with friends and enjoy the view at one of the most popular climbing locations in the eastern United States.

Non-climbers can get a "climber's eye-view" by hiking up to the observation platform near the North Summit. Climbing routes should be attempted only by experienced climbers, or with the aid of experienced guides.

Can you find climbers on any of the popular routes shown on this map? Which peak has more difficult routes?
 
Erected by Monongahela National Forest.
 
Location. 38° 50.026′ N, 79° 22.451′ W. Marker is in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, in Pendleton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 28/55 and Roy Gap Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center in Monogahela National Forest. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Rocks WV 26884, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 10th Mountain Division (within
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By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
2. Marker and Seneca Rocks
shouting distance of this marker); Seneca Rocks (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sites Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Melting Pot House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Rocks (approx. 4.4 miles away); Smoke Hole Cave (approx. 4.5 miles away); St. George’s Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Champe Rocks (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Seneca Rocks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Seneca Rocks Discovery Center. (Submitted on October 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. The Legend of Seneca Rocks. (Submitted on October 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
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By Craig Swain, October 11, 2009
3. Seneca Rocks
On clear days, visitors can see climbers from the Discovery Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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