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Elevation: 1,697 ft 517 m
GPS: 36.39965, -80.29079
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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.

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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

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

Access Issues

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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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V4 6B
 80
XXX
Boulder
V4 6B
 37
Circus Roof
Boulder
V5 6C
 44
Stickman
Boulder
V5 6C
 44
Misanthrope
Boulder
V6 7A
 61
Proper Modulation
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 241
Wailing Wall
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 292
Zoo View
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 145
Air Show
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 66
Nutsweat
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 68
Break On Through
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
Blue Chock
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 109
Quaker State
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 50
Vascular Disaster
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 48
Shadowdance
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 42
Mighty Mouse
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
XXX Moore's Wall (B… > Valley Boulderf… > XXX Boulder
 80
V4 6B Boulder
Circus Roof Moore's Wall (B… > Two Mile Boulde… > Circus Roof Boulder
 37
V4 6B Boulder
Stickman Moore's Wall (B… > … > Central Area > Stickman Boulder
 44
V5 6C Boulder
Misanthrope Moore's Wall (B… > … > Central Area > Masterlock Boulder
 44
V5 6C Boulder
Proper Modulation Moore's Wall (B… > Valley Boulderf… > Proper Modulation Bou…
 61
V6 7A Boulder
Wailing Wall Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 241
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Zoo View Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 292
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Air Show Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 145
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Nutsweat Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 66
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Break On Through Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 68
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Blue Chock Moore's Wall (R… > Central Wall
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Quaker State Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 109
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Vascular Disaster Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 50
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
Shadowdance Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 48
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad 2 pitches
Mighty Mouse Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 42
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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