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Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

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Take your rock climbing to the next level on this multi-pitch rock climbing trip at the Seneca Rocks in West Virginia with AMGA certified instructor Lester.



1 Day

All year




* Enjoy a day of multi-pitch rock climbing at the Seneca Rocks in West Virginia.

* Climb to the top of the amazing South Summit.

* Choose from a number of exciting climbing routes depending on your skill level.


Ideal for people who want to take the next step in their rock climbing development, this full day, multi-pitch climbing trip at the Seneca Rocks is a fantastic experience.

Located in West Virginia, the Seneca Rocks are truly stunning. Incredibly scenic, you will definitely feel like you are in the midst of nature at its finest when you visit.

When it comes to the climbing, there are a number of great routes at the Seneca Rocks. Thus giving people of all climbing levels the chance to enjoy it. The goal of the day will be to climb to the top of the gorgeous South Summit, which is the only technical summit in the USA, east of the Mississippi.

Some examples of the routes you can choose from on this trip that you will be seconding include the Old Ladies Route, which at a 5.2 rating is great for beginners. There is also the West Pole, at 5.7, which is great for intermediate climbers and the Crack of Dawn and Madmen Only routes, which at 5.10 are great for more advanced climbers.

Multi-pitch rock climbing is an exhilarating activity. Being high up on the rocks, waving down at onlookers below, is a unique, wonderful feeling. And on this trip, you will get to enjoy that before heading down on a three-pitch rappel. Finally, at the conclusion of the trip, you can even take a swim in the North Fork river hole at Gravel Beach.

Would you like to enjoy some great multi-pitch climbing in West Virginia? Then send me a request and join me on this rock climbing adventure at the Seneca Rocks.

For beginners, I also offer a less strenuous half-day rock climbing trip at the Seneca Rocks as well.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes harnesses, helmets, climbing ropes and climbing shoes.


More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: hiking shoes, lunch, 2 water bottles (plastic, not glass), backpack, bug repellent, camera, sunblock and medical form and participant agreement.

Meeting point

The Seneca Rocks.

About the guide

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Single Pitch Instructor

I am an avid climber and backpacker who loves taking people outdoors. For more than 30 years, I have been leading wilderness adventures in my backyard here in Virginia and West Virginia.

In addition to being an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, I am also a certified member of the Professional Climbing Instructors' Association and a Wilderness First Responder. I have done cave rescue training with the National Cave Rescue Commission and am a proud member of the National Speleological Society.

I have published two editions of CLIMBING ROCKingham County, a guidebook of local crags around Harrisburg, VA. I also share my thoughts with fellow outdoor lovers and leaders via my quarterly newsletter "GUYdelines".

I very much enjoy working with young people and supporting the next generation of outdoor leaders.

Come and join me for a climb here in the Appalachians anytime. I look forward to showing you all of the best local spots!



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What people are saying about Lester


I often fail to write reviews but not this time. Lester was nothing short of an amazing teacher and guide! He picked a great spot to climb in Shenadoah National Park. The views were incredible. He had asked us ahead of time if a dad and daughter could join us and made the trip affordable. Lester started with intros and safety. I could immediately tell he was a guide with strong character, which definitely brings assurance when you are going to be attached to his ropes. Lester did an awesome job breaking down the steps for us to learn gearing up, belaying, and climbing! In our group, we had different comfort levels with this new experience. Lester encouraged, demonstrated, and pushed us a bit to step out of our comfort zone but only what we were up for. For those more comfortable or experienced, he gave us fun challenges. It was an awesome experience and honestly the highlight of my trip.


Our family of 5 (ages 5 to 42) booked Lester for a rock climbing session and we had an absolutely fantastic experience. We learned climbing skills (and about local flora!), had an amazingly fun time and felt safe the entire time. We will be back and I would highly recommend!


Kicked one off the bucket list with my boys- age 7 &9 with Lester yesterday climbing in the Massanutten Range! He was a wonderful, patient, and knowledgable guide! My boys loved every second of it and made it to the summit multiple times! The views and colors were beyond spectacular! Would def recommend!!! If we visit the area again we will be climbing with him again!


We loved our half day rock climbing adventure with Wild Guyde Adventures! Lester is the perfect guide who is prepared, engaging, and informative and we look forward to booking a trip with him again! The rocks we climbed are a location that Lester discovered himself and therefore is untouched by tourists and other groups. The rocks were challenging yet very achievable for us beginner climbers - particularly with Lester coaching us the whole time. We loved the rappel as well as the detour to the waterfall. Despite some light rain, Lester remains upbeat and go-with-the-flow making him the perfect guide for a group of any size, skill level, or occasion. His genuine passion for the outdoors is clear which truly made this trip unforgettable and worthwhile. Thanks, Lester!


Great find by my wife. Lester, our guide and owner, was great, We only came with one pack but he was able to provide us with another to carry our gear. Along the way to repel and climb he shared facts with us about the flora and fauna as well as schooling us in some cave trivia. Lester was very encouraging and willing to let us decide what we felt comfortable doing. Loved the repelling though my son just couldn't take that first step. Later after climbing though, Lester let him practice on a short ledge (which was great). allowed to belay for my son on his climb. Highly recommend this company for the expertise and the camaraderie that quickly developed.

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