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Fire Wall  

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Submitted By: Ryan Williams on Nov 3, 2011


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The Fire Wall is the most impressive and intimidating wall at Moore's. It is tall, steep, and seemingly featureless in some parts, and the orange "Billboard" looms over you, daring you to climb it.

The wall gets afternoon sun and is best climbed in cool weather or in the morning before it starts to glow.

The climbing here is hard, but it's all there. Many of the routes have fixed gear, but that does not mean that they are not bold. You need to bring your A-Game to climb here.

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, and walk past the Sentinel Buttress and around the corner to the left. You can't miss the Fire Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Moore's Wall area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fire Wall:
Midlife Crises   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Riders on the Storm   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Wild Kingdom   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Underdog   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Ben on the epic on-sight attempt.

Wild Kingdom 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13  NC : Moore's Wall : Fire Wall
Mega Classic both for the climbing and the history. A must do in NC.P1: climb up the low angled rock to the ledge below the pin stack. Climb past the pin stack up the dihedral past 2 bolts and then pull the roof. Traverse right to a stance. Climb easier funky rock with sparse pro, wandering right then left to the belay under the Billboard. P2: Climb the bolted Billboard section to a crack with gear. Make sure you get some good gear here. Either finish left (5.8 PG13) or do Tim Fisher's 5....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By Bo King
May 25, 2014
Fire Wall Routes from Left to Right:
Edge of Fire
Go Dog Go
Wild Kingdom
Riders on the Storm

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