Climbers first started exploring Seneca’s remote and towering walls in the 1930’s. During World War II it was an important training site for troops preparing for battle in the mountains of Italy. Today Seneca is a playground for trad climbers. The cliff has many routes for both new climbers learning to place gear and those already skilled at the craft. There are some bolted sport routes, but these are the exception. Seneca is also home to two famous climbing schools that specialize in teaching multi-pitch traditional climbing.
Seneca has six separate areas that provide a range of features and sun exposure. You can climb the long easy and moderate routes of the South Peak West Face or the wildly overhanging South End on the same day. This edition has greatly expanded and improved route maps, rappel information, history and biographies, and a provides a deeper dive into the many traditionally obscure routes that are seldom done.