This obscure route doesn't get a lot of attention but is well worth seeking out. See if you think the namesake feature really looks like a dolphin's head.
Climb the face following crack systems and easy jugs, then angle up and left to the "head." Pull this roof move and finish at a ledge.
The old Kelly guide lists this route at 5.6, a bit of a sandbag.
Starts about 100' left of Welcome to Moore's on a clearing above the cliff trail. Scramble climber's left to a rap station (webbing and rap rings slung on a big chockstone).
Small to medium cams and passive gear; build a gear anchor at the top.
Mar 7, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
This route is totally 5.6. To make it 5.7 is taking it out of context with the rest of Moore's Wall.
|By Dave Wise|
From: Pinehurst, NC
Jul 19, 2009
Excellent route. The start and the finish are fantastic and well worth it. The middle section is lackluster 4th class/easy 5th and covered in lichen, but the beginning and end of the climb make up for it.