GPS: 36.397, -80.286 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ryan Williams on Nov 3, 2011
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

The Circus Wall offers excellent and exposed climbing on mostly horizontal edges and buckets... AND a broad range of difficulty. The four routes here are an excellent way to judge your progress at Moore's. If you can do Zoo View, then you're ready to try 5.8. Airshow... start thinking about 5.9's. If you send Break on Through then it's time to start looking at the other 5.10's at Moore's, and so on and so forth.

The wall gets no sun and can be cold once temps start to drop off. Airshow will stay wet for a day or two after a rain.

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 toward Sentinel, and when you hit the wall walk up left, around the corner, and look up!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Circus Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 219
Zoo View
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 113
Air Show
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 56
Break On Through
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 29
Bimbo's Bulge
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Zoo View
 219
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Air Show
 113
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Break On Through
 56
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Bimbo's Bulge
 29
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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