Road Trip: Seneca Rocks

Course Price

$350

Course length

Full weekend

Seneca Rocks, WV

LOCATION

experience level

No experience needed

All roads lead to Seneca Rocks—the tallest peak on the East Coast only accessible through technical climbing. Unique fins of Tuscarora quartzite tower over a confluence of two rivers, offering spectacular multi-pitch climbing and breathtaking exposure that have called to climbers from all over the world since the 1940s. You'll have the opportunity to build skills with a custom curriculum, or simply enjoy being expertly led up classic routes by the most experienced guides in the North Fork Valley. Get ready to stand on the summit of Seneca Rocks! This camping and climbing trip is open to all skill levels and includes
- Camping at SRMG's private creekside campground with full outdoor kitchen and amenities
- Dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday morning
- Two days of guided climbing

you'll learn

- Principles of trad following and multi-pitch climbing

what's included

- Personal climbing gear if needed (harness, helmet, shoes, belay device)
- All group climbing gear
- Small-group guided climbing with the region's most trusted guides
- Creekside camping at SRMG base camp
- Group breakfast Saturday and Sunday; group dinner Saturday

CURRENT DATES

- July 17-18 (full)
- August 21-22
- September 11-12
- October 9-10

policies

ET Members and returning students—please email us at srmgpotomac@gmail.com first for your discount code!

COVID-19: We’ve been working closely with the Parks Service to ensure responsible recreation during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re keeping classes small, limiting shared gear and touch points and increasing sanitation on those that are impossible to avoid, encouraging social distancing, and requiring masks when social distancing is impossible. Please do not come to class if you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and/or if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough/sore throat, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell; contact us and we’ll work it out.

RAIN AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Outdoor courses are held rain or shine; instructors make the final judgement on whether the weather makes it impossible to continue. As a general rule, weather moves quickly in our region, our rock type dries quickly, and climbing in light rain is both possible and fun--as long as you bring the right attitude and a rain jacket. We will notify you ahead of time if an extended bad weather forecast makes rescheduling likely, and we will pause courses in progress for thunder and lighting or for excessive heat (over 100 degrees). Rescheduled courses and classes rained out before 1pm will receive a rain check. Otherwise, come prepared to climb and enjoy the outdoors.

Courses are non-refundable within 15 days of class date unless cancelled by SRMG East for weather or not meeting minimum enrollments.