Elevation: 1,744 ft
GPS: 36.398, -80.292 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: saxfiend on Mar 19, 2007 with improvements by Daniel Rosengarth and 2 others
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
Access Issue: Potentially Closed Due to COVID-19 - Please check for closures before going and DO NOT TRESPASS! / 2020 Raptor Closures on the Nantahala-Pisgah LIFTED Details

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
 119
Sentinel Buttress
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 67
Easy Hard
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 86
Washboard
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 177
Wailing Wall
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 128
Almost Seven (aka Golden Earring)
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 219
Zoo View
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Raise Hell
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 111
Air Show
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Step and Fetch
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 49
Nutsweat
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Do or Dive
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
Break On Through
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 44
Blue Chock
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 87
Quaker State
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 44
Vascular Disaster
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sentinel Buttress Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Center Buttress
 119
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Easy Hard Moore's Wall (R… > Central Wall
 67
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Washboard Moore's Wall (R… > Central Wall
 86
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Wailing Wall Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 177
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Almost Seven (aka Golden Ea… Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 128
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Zoo View Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 219
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Raise Hell Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Air Show Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 111
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Step and Fetch Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 56
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Nutsweat Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 49
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Do or Dive Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 60
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Break On Through Moore's Wall (R… > Sentinel Buttress > Circus Wall
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Blue Chock Moore's Wall (R… > Central Wall
 44
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Quaker State Moore's Wall (R… > Amphitheater
 87
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Vascular Disaster Moore's Wall (R… > N End
 44
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
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