Winston-Salem climbing locations?

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Kevin Carpenter · · Ooltewah, TN · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 95

My daughter will be going to college in Winson-Salem this fall, and we're wondering if there are any gyms or crags close (like 30 mins). Also if anyone knows whether Wake Forest has any indoor walls?

Adam Fleming · · Moab, Utah · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 303

Pilot Mountain is super close, free, and accessible. There's plenty of toprope and sport. Check out for a very detailed (maybe too detailed) guide. MP is also good. The new piedmont guidebook includes Pilot as well and features many pictures.

Brian Payst · · Carrboro,NC · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 10

Pilot, Moore's and Sauratown (in the winter) are all close to Winston. As suggested, pick up the NC Piedmont guide for all the info you need. Wake forest is rebuilding their wall, I believe, but they have a pretty active outdoor rec club and I'm sure she will be able to find some partners.

Kevin Carpenter · · Ooltewah, TN · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 95

Thanks for the info, I'll pass it along for sure. She's just getting started so top rope would be right up her alley for now.

ABG · · Winston-Salem, NC · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 70

Winston-Salem is a great location for climbing. Lots of options within 30 mins and even more within 2 hours. The Outdoor Pursuits club is great at Wake. They are building a new gym and it should be done sometime next year, i believe. Until then there isnt really a good option for gym climbing nearby but the Wake group gets out pretty often.

ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 230

Not a huge gym but this one is in greensboro on the winston-salem side.

Brad White · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 25

I did my first leads as a Wake student in the early 80's at Moore's. Wake is a fantastic school, and I have great memories of that part of the world.

Russ Keane · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 140

Moore's is amazing. It has incredible climbing at 5.5 and 5.6 for new people.

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