Climbing at Pilot Mt.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org