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Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing | United States

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




* 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



My partner and I did a half day climb with Lester in Shenandoah NP and we absolutely loved our experience! Lester was incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and is very keen on safety, which is what we were looking for. He had remarkable knowledge of the park and the routes around it and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience from start to finish. We highly, without any reservation recommend booking an activity with Lester!



We went out rock climbing with Lester and he did a great job instructing us through our first experience rappelling. His emphasis on safety was much appreciated and he provided ample time to enjoy the views while hanging out on the rocks. He also had lots of interesting information about the area and some of its geographic features. All in all, we highly recommend taking a trip with Lester as he will make sure you have a great time.



Lester was amazing and I would highly recommend using him for your climbing adventures in the area. Highly knowledgeable and catered the trip to what we wanted and were looking for



Lester was great. He has excellent knowledge of the climb and was super excited informative about exactly what to do an how to do it. He made the climbing challenging enough but not overwhelming. Also made sure everything was within my comfort zone with the safety systems, instructions and back-ups. Great first outdoor wall climbing experience, would easily recommend it.



Lester was excellent! We were a youth group from church of 14 teenage girls. We covered safety of equipment and nature around us, the beauty surrounding us, and had an amazing experience conquering our fears.

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