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.
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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Circus Wall:
Zoo View 5.7+ Trad, 2 pitches, 220 feet
Air Show 5.8+ Trad, 2 pitches, 180 feet
Break On Through 5.10a Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
Bimbo's Bulge 5.10c Trad, 2 pitches, 200 feet
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Break On Through 5.10a NC : Moore's Wall : ... : Circus Wall
P1: Climb sentinel chimney to a big ledge. The kind of wide crack right in front of your face is Air Show. It is easy to build a belay here with big nuts/tricams.P2: From the belay climb right on horizontals until you hit a weird, quartzy crack/corner feature. Blast up this . . . . it stays steep for quite a while. When the angle eases, aim up and a little left towards a crack in the big roof. Cutting feet when you stick the jug earns extra style points. Continue up on easier ground but wit...[more] Browse More Classics in NC