Elevation: 1,744 ft
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Description

Located just a short drive from Winston-Salem, Moore's Wall is the premier climbing destination of Piedmont North Carolina. With its beautiful quartzite rock and juggy overhanging lines, Moore's more than holds its own with other great NC areas like Looking Glass and Linville Gorge.

Moore's offers a variety: adventurous Trad, very hard Sport, and Bouldering for all abilities.  What it does NOT offer is a place for beginners to top rope or attempt their first leads.  

As part of Hanging Rock State Park, Moore's Wall is subject to park regulations, including climber registration (free). Camping is available in the park.

Getting There

From Winston-Salem, take US 52 north for about 13 miles to exit 122 (Moore-RJR Drive). Follow this road east for about four miles to NC 66 and turn left (north). Continue on 66 for almost seven miles to Moore's Spring Road (SR 1001). Turn right on Moore's Spring and continue a short distance to another right turn on Mickey Road. Follow this almost a mile to Charlie Young Road and turn right. After a short distance, you'll come to a parking lot and trailhead kiosk for the Tory's Den trail.

Continue up Charlie Young Road past the Tory's Den parking, then go right onto Hooker Farm Road for less than a half mile; turn right at the handy brown "Climbers Access" sign onto another dirt road and continue a short distance to a gravel parking lot on the left. In addition to a registration kiosk, this new climber's parking lot sports a unisex bathroom and a water pump for last-minute fills of the water bottle.

The approach from the climber parking lot is fairly aerobic, gaining about 500' of elevation in a 20-minute hike. Follow the trail past the kiosk for about 10 minutes until you reach a gravel power line road, and turn left. From here there are several trails that take you to the different sectors. See specific areas for detailed directions to each sector.

Camping

Hanging Rock State Park offers sites for $20 that include shower facilities.

Access Issues

Sections of Moore's Wall are subject to closure for nesting peregrine falcons. This is set seasonally; for more details, check the Carolina Climbers Coalition web site and see the notices at the registration kiosk.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Moore's Wall

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 128
Sentinel Buttress
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 74
Easy Hard
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 92
Washboard
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 194
Wailing Wall
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 135
Almost Seven (aka Golden Earring)
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 235
Zoo View
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 67
Raise Hell
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 121
Air Show
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Step
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 59
Nutsweat
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 62
Do or Dive
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Break On Through
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
Blue Chock
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 98
Quaker State
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 45
Vascular Disaster
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sentinel Buttress Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Center Buttress
 128
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Easy Hard Moore's Wall (R… > Central Wall
 74
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Washboard Moore's Wall (R… > Central Wall
 92
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Wailing Wall Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 194
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Almost Seven (aka Golden Ea… Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 135
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Zoo View Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 235
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Raise Hell Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 67
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Air Show Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 121
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Step Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nutsweat Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 59
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Do or Dive Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Break On Through Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Blue Chock Moore's Wall (R… > Central Wall
 48
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Quaker State Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 98
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Vascular Disaster Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
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