Rock Climbing:

Seneca Rocks


A classic multi-pitch traditional climbing area, Seneca Rocks is 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 handful of spots that can be climbed by top-rope. Two climbing guide businesses offer their services at Seneca –  Seneca Rocks Climbing School and  Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides


Dog Days: Seneca's Best Summer Routes (Highland Outdoors)
Alpine Training at Seneca Rocks (Highland Outdoors)
Fire at Seneca Rocks:  A Climber's Firsthand Account (Highland Outdoors)


Seneca Rocks is located east of Elkins and south of Petersburg on rt 33 (Google directions below). 


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


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


304-257-4488 (Voice & TDD)

Web resources:

Seneca Rocks on

Mountain Project/Seneca Rocks


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

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