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Body Surfin' TR 
Charlie and the Choss Factory T,TR 
Goofy Foot TR 
Hawaii 5-O T 
Right Break T,TR 
Scarface TR 
Spin Drift TR 
Wave, The T,S 

The Beach Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: EricD on Mar 21, 2008
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This wall is the second-most western wall at Pilot. It is identified by a large chimney-which could easily be mistaken for a cave-right in the middle of the wall. The rock is good and there are a couple of fun, easy routes, so expect at least a few people on nice days.

Getting There 

From the Three Bears Gully, head west for 3-5 minutes. Look for a giant chimney with a "cave." There is a large overhang about 7-10 ft. high that hangs over the trail just before you reach The Beach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.4 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Beach

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Beach:
Charlie and the Choss Factory   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   
Body Surfin'   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Goofy Foot   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Spin Drift   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Hawaii 5-O   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad   
The Wave   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie and the choss factory right side bolts sit...

Charlie and the Choss Factory 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  NC : Pilot Mountain : The Beach
Lead up the face and wrap around the arete or just continue to the top of the face. Gear is kind of iffy due to the rock quality, however, there are a couple pieces that are pretty good. Big holds and good feet, overall an easy route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By jkerley14
Mar 9, 2014
I was at Pilot today (3/9) and threw this rope down just around the corner from Hawaii Five-0, and have no clue what the name of this route is. Specifically to the right of the wet spot in the picture and then moving left out from underneath the roof. Is there anyone that knows and wants to help out and add it to the MP community?

Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown Route?
Unknown Route?
By A.J. Rimes
Aug 15, 2016
jkerley, I have climbed that route several times. I think it is somewhere around a 5.8 grade. Kinda difficult start, but gets easier as you go up. Fun climb!

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