Seneca Rocks Climbing School


Seneca Rocks Climbing School has been offering climbing instruction since 1971 and is the oldest continuously operated climbing school in the Mid-Atlantic. Over the past 46 years, we have helped pioneer many of the techniques that are recognized as the standard of climbing instruction today.

The nature of Seneca provides high quality rock climbing in a spectacular setting just hours from major cities like Pittsburgh and Washington DC. Seneca has many classic routes in the easy to moderate range, with plenty of harder routes to keep you coming back. This provides an environment where climbers of all abilities and experience levels can find appropriate challenges climbing Seneca Rocks.

Seneca also offers a true technical summit, meaning that it can only be accessed via 5th class terrain. At an elevation of 2,600 feet, the South Peak is the tallest technical summit on the east coast and what many refer to as a little big mountain. This means that Seneca shares many of the characteristics of larger objectives in larger mountain ranges and demands many of the same techniques while still being small enough to be reasonable for those without big mountain experience. Allow Seneca Rocks Climbing School to give you a tour of the crown jewel of West Virginia Rock Climbing.