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Egg Wall - 5.4

Average Rating = 3.33/5 Average Rating : 3.33 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

Climb the easy blocky mess between the two chimneys near Sentinel Buttress. Move up through an easy overhang, mixing 4th and 5th class moves and eventually traverse left. I built an anchor way in the back of the wall and extended it to near a small tree at the top of the Hopscotch side gully, but other options likely exist. The NC Selected Climbs indicates this route may continue all the way to the top, but I have not verified this. It looked like fairly easy climbing from there up. I suspect there are a lot of old lines here so area experts, feel free to add something! The top of the first pitch was about 15-20 feet below the Hopscotch rap station, although it didn't look like one could reach it due to the blank chimney face between. To help get oriented, the start of Air Show goes up the Sentinel chimney on the right, and the Hopscotch is on face to the left of the left side chimney. Also, the start of this route is frequently wet, or has running water.

Descent Options:

When I climbed this (circa June 07) there was a set of cords around a small tree (or two?) at the top of the first pitch, allowing one to rap down the hopscotch side gully. Continuing to the top and bushwhacking around to the top of Sentinel Buttress

Submitted by: mjwestla on 2009-12-15
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Route ID: 103056

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Rmsyll2 on 2012-03-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars "Have you ever climbed at Moore's Wall?"

Yes, twice, today to retrieve the gear we left yesterday, and today topping out. He placed gear in lots of places, that being the only point. And we did it in the foot-wear we hiked up in. There is an anchor station atop the first pitch, a nearly level place for the second station. Big news is that the trail along the ridge leads left to a good descent gully. We started climbing at 6pm, were back at the cars at 7:40pm.

Added: 2012-03-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: llkenned on 2010-03-27 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars fun

ledges.

Added: 2010-03-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mjwestla on 2008-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars my first trad lead

Quite a bit easier than most of the other routes at Moore's and a bit less of an actual line. Probably a lot of ways to go. Rapped down the left side gully via a small tree on the left end of the large ledge about mid-way up.

Added: 2009-12-16