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The Amphitheater is a large buttress near the north end of of Moore's Wall. The wall forms a sort of cirque, hence the name. Raise Hell to Step and Fetch get a lot of sun in cool months, while the routes to the right are cooler in summer.
Once you have taken the left onto the powerline road, walk for a few minutes until you see a park sign on the right for the Sentinel Buttress. Continue PAST this sign on the powerline road for 5 more minutes until you get to another sign and a trail on your right. Take this right and walk up the winding trail for 10 minutes until you hit the Amphitheater. You'll hit the wall right around the start of Wailing Wall.
There are several different walls in The Amphitheater, all with different descent options. Many of the route descriptions mention descents, but some do not.
18 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Amphitheater:
Wailing Wall 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Almost Seven (aka Golden Earring) 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Aloof Roof 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 90'
Step and Fetch 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Raise Hell 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Shit Hook 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 95'
Breaking Rocks is Hard to Do 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Finger Love 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Do or Dive 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Nuclear Crayon 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Zombie Woof 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Stab in the Dark 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Quaker State 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For The Amphitheater
Wailing Wall 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b NC : Moore's Wall : The Amphitheater
A real gem for the grade, Wailing Wall may bring back memories of the Gunks if you've ever led High E. The amazing holds and great protection on the steep face are matched only by the exposure.Starting at the left end of the Amphitheatre, either begin by climbing a chimney right of the arete, or (more exciting) climb the nice arete itself. Continue up level with the base of a roof, then move left onto the exposed face and straight up through a notch to the trees. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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