Special Events

Climbing at Pilot Mt.

Register HERE.

The 60′ quartzite cliffs of Pilot Mountain provide the perfect introduction to outdoor top-rope climbing. Your team will learn knots, belaying, climbing technique and safety management. The Saura, a Native American tribe of the North Carolina Piedmont region, knew the mountain as Jomeokee, meaning the Great Guide. The 2421’ quartzite crystal manadnock marks a point of uplift from a seafloor that existed roughly 600 million years ago.

On this trip you will learn:

  • Belaying and back up belaying
  • Figure 8-follow through and other knots
  • Proper fitting of climbing gear.
  • Building climbing anchors (req. class at OEC to unlock this level)



Activity Level: Easy-Moderate. Open to all levels of experience.

Pre-trip meeting, Waitlist, Weather, & Emergencies

  • A mandatory pre-trip meeting for multi-day and full day trips will take place at 7pm at the Carolina Outdoor Education Center on the Wednesday prior to the trip.
  • Everyone who attends this trip will receive a complimentary belay test at the climbing wall and week-long gear rental for use with the walls at Rams and Fetzer.
  • Our emergency action plan and trip leader training aligns with industry standards for wilderness trips. If you would like more information please send us an email.
  • Please review our Weather Guidelines
  • For more information or to be placed on a waitlist Email shanea@email.unc.edu