Avg: 3.8 from 175 votes
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Tom Howard, Bruce Meneghin - 1976|
|Page Views:||20,664 total · 156/month|
|Shared By:||saxfiend on Mar 19, 2007|
|Admins:||Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry|
DescriptionThe term "classic" was made for routes like Zoo View. The Select Climbs guide calls this "possibly the best 5.7 in North Carolina;" in fact, it may very well be the best for the grade in the southeast. The wild exposure and the juggy roof make for an experience on lead that you won't soon forget. A trip to Moore's just to do this one superlative climb would not be a wasted one.
P1 -- Starting at the base of Sentinel Buttress, climb the first pitch of that route or any of the variations to get to the Crow's Nest ledge. 5.5, 80'
P2 -- From the left end of the Crow's Nest, make a tenuous and exposed traverse left, clipping a bolt; continue left to the base of a crack system (be sure to adequately protect the traverse for your second). Climb the crack up to an alcove/rest stance below an imposing roof; pull the roof on fantastic holds, then continue up a steep section to easier ground, topping out in the trees. Enjoy the view! 5.7+, 140'