Rock Climbing — Seneca Rocks

Climber on Face of Seneca Rocks


A classic multi-pitch traditional climbing area, the only one of its kind between New York and North Carolina. There are over 400 routes ranging from 5.0 to 5.12d. There are only a handfull of spots that can be climbed by top-rope. Two climbing guide buisnesses offer their services at Seneca – Seneca Rocks Climbing Schooland Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides

Directions from Morgantown

take I-79 south to Weston (exit 99). Take rt. 33 east to Elkins. Continue on 33 east for 35 miles to Seneca Rocks. Turn left at intersection and then a right into the climbers parking area.

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Address: Potomac Ranger District, HC 59, Box 240, Petersburg, WV 26847, 1.5 miles south of Petersburg off Rt. 28/55

Camping, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Whitewater, Fishing, Sight Seeing


304-257-4488 (Voice & TDD)

Web resources:

ORC Resources:

Books -“Seneca, The Climbers Guide” – Tony Barns; “Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland”- Eric J. Horst

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