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Fire Wall  

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The Fire Wall is the most impressive and intimidating wall at Moore's. It is tall, steep, and seemingly featureless in some parts, and the orange "Billboard" looms over you, daring you to climb it.

The wall gets afternoon sun and is best climbed in cool weather or in the morning before it starts to glow.

The climbing here is hard, but it's all there. Many of the routes have fixed gear, but that does not mean that they are not bold. You need to bring your A-Game to climb here.

Getting There 

Once you've taken the left onto the powerline road, walk for a few minutes until you see a park sign on the right pointing to the Sentinel Buttress trail. Turn right and head up the trail, following signs for the Sentinel Buttress. Once you get close to the wall, the trail splits and either heads left toward the Central Wall or right toward the Sentinel Buttress. Go right, and walk past the Sentinel Buttress and around the corner to the left. You can't miss the Fire Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fire Wall:
Midlife Crises   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Riders on the Storm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Wild Kingdom   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Underdog   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Stu on the 5.11R slab

Underdog 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b NC : Moore's Wall : Fire Wall
One of the best pitches I've climbed anywhere. It has an amazing variety of movement, unbeatable position, and plenty of spice. Follow the splitter looking crack to a funky move and a stance. Blast up the obtuse arete feature past some bolts to another stance below the slab. Plug some bogus gear and commit to the 5.11R slab moves, gaining a curiously placed bolt after the buisness. Clip a 2-pin anchor as pro and continue past it to a very steep and cryptic roof section (crux). Finally, fire ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By Bo King
May 25, 2014
Fire Wall Routes from Left to Right:
Edge of Fire
Go Dog Go
Wild Kingdom
Riders on the Storm

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