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Easy Hard 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Buddy Price, K. Savoy - 1973
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Sep 4, 2007

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Leading Easy Hard. View from the top of Blue Chock...


More proof that there's nothing boring about easy/moderate climbs at Moore's, Easy Hard makes a nice warm-up at the start of the day or a good wind-down after a hard day of climbing. NOTE: despite the 5.5 rating, this is probably not a good choice for a first trad lead.

Follow a crack system up to face climbing and a small overlap; move right and up the face (crux), then continue past a tree ledge to a big tree in a cave-like nook.


Starts about 20' left of Head Jam. Rap from the slung tree at the top.


Cams and passive pro in the small to medium range; build a gear anchor and/or sling the big tree.

Photos of Easy Hard Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the start of Easy Hard.
BETA PHOTO: Another view of the start of Easy Hard.
Rock Climbing Photo: Easy hard and Head Jam Rappel Station
BETA PHOTO: Easy hard and Head Jam Rappel Station
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Easy Hard
BETA PHOTO: Start of Easy Hard
Rock Climbing Photo: Michael does the big stem on Easy Hard.
Michael does the big stem on Easy Hard.

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By Allen Freeman
Jun 2, 2008

Fun route, definitely not suggested for a 1st lead, routefinding to the ledge above headjam isn't exactly intuitive and the slopery business at the top is kind of freaky.
By Matt Westlake
May 1, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Near the top, below the roof I went left instead of right today for a nice variant. Couple of exposed moves that dodge the slopey top out and step out over space a bit. A bit harder (6+/7ish) but fun. Protection was a bit interesting but I think it was adequate.
By S. Fischer
May 14, 2012

I missed the traverse right... when I got to the roof and looked right, the traverse didn't look very protectable on the way over to the head jam crack system. I opted to pull the roof, which can be spicy if you're looking for 5.5 or 5.6 climbing. I ended up climbing straight up to another anchor at the top, rapping down to the head-jam ledge and rapping again from there. Certainly not an intuitive traverse.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
May 16, 2016

The roof section is definitely what makes this climb interesting. There are some hidden holds, depending on where you go. The roof pull is only slopey for the grade- the holds are good, but definitely not your typical Moore's jugs.
By Olivia Stavros-Tracy
From: Raleigh, NC
Oct 17, 2016

Make sure you rap from the first smaller tree not the higher larger tree if using a 60m because the higher one wont get you even close to the ground. Found that out the hard way (:

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