Description

The Central Wall really includes all routes from the big gully near the Amphitheater (to climbers left) and the Circus Wall (to climbers right) on the Sentinel Buttress. Most of the documented climbing, however, lies closer to the Sentinel Buttress than anything else.

Some routes get a little sun in the afternoon, but even in summer it seems like you get enough breeze or enough shade from the trees and roofs high above to keep you comfortable. The wall is perfect in spring and fall and too cold in winter.

The quality of the rock and the climbing on the Central Wall is excellent, and the difficulty varies. The wall is home to some of the best easy routes in the Piedmont, and also has some high quality moderate lines and a few hard ones that have not yet been listed on this site.

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. Take the left and you'll meet the wall somewhere near Washboard and Hopscotch.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 60
Easy Hard
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 79
Washboard
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
Blue Balls
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 49
Head Jam
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Too Much Fun
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 43
Blue Chock
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Welcome to Moore's
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Hard
 60
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Washboard
 79
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Blue Balls
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Head Jam
 49
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Too Much Fun
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Blue Chock
 43
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Welcome to Moore's
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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