About Pilot Mountain:
A small but very accessible cliff. The rock (quartzite) is not always stellar but has some very fun climbs. Be careful not to block the hiking trail which often lies at the base of the climbs.
The sport routes start in the Ampitheatre, which has some high-quality climbs ranging from 5.7-5.13a. Farther up the row is the North Carolina classic, Devil in the White House. Underneath the parking lot are higher cliffs which can be done trad or top-rope from a top belay.
Pilot Mountain is a great place to take first-timers and introduce beginners to outdoor climbing because of the ease of climbs, and accessibility to all parts of the state.
NOTE: Climbing on the Pilot Mountain knob is not permitted.
|Nearest town or city:||Winston-Salem|
|Directions:||Take Pilot Mountain exit from US 52. Park at the far corner of the top parking lot and register at the board near the beginning of the trail head.
All climbs are easily accessible via the Three Bears gully if you don't decide to set up a toprope and rappel down. Do not use any other gullies to access the crag.
|Latitude, Longitude:||36.34017, -80.48048|
|Access Issues:||Climbing permit required.|
|When to Climb:||Autumn Spring Winter|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Month|
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|Fire||Stone0826||2||Dec 05 2012, 5:49 AM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: hornet alert||Rmsyll2||1||Jun 24 2012, 6:08 PM|
|People throwing rocks off the top of pilot||MMOORE81||9||May 26 2012, 4:37 PM|
|Pilot Mtn., NC: top-rope rigging gallery||Rmsyll2||0||Jan 28 2012, 7:06 AM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: bolting alert||Rmsyll2||4||Jul 29 2012, 8:15 PM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: parking alert||Rmsyll2||0||Oct 24 2011, 5:41 PM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: records||Rmsyll2||1||Sep 21 2011, 9:48 PM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: dirt alert||Rmsyll2||0||Aug 19 2011, 6:13 PM|
|OCT Climb||ducfast||1||Jun 22 2011, 6:12 PM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: snake alert||Rmsyll2||1||Mar 15 2012, 4:26 PM|
|Left Gear?||sanz919||1||Aug 29 2011, 6:57 AM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: bug alert||Rmsyll2||2||May 03 2011, 5:34 AM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: summit hours||Rmsyll2||1||Oct 31 2011, 8:46 PM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: The Knob is very closed||Rmsyll2||2||Sep 26 2011, 8:35 PM|
|Pilot Mtn. NC: alternative climbing guide||Rmsyll2||2||Jun 09 2011, 9:31 PM|