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Chicken Bone T,S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Pilot Error aka Right Chicken Bone S,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Thin to Win S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vegomatic T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Sport, TR, 90 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chuck Parks on Feb 4, 2008
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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In the true spirit of Pilot Mountain, this once spicy trad lead has been neutered into a 10-bolt sport climb.

Nice little ledges and crimps lead you up the face, past a small seam and a flake to the ledge. Pull up onto the face above the ledge and head for the top. Consistent 5.7, with great moves and good exposure for Pilot.


Starts about 10 feet right of Vegomatic, at a small overhang.


Sport- 10 bolts and anchors at the top.

Trad- Bring a standard rack. The opening moves are protected, but then there isn't much available until you reach the ledge system about 40-50 feet up. Falling here isn't really an option. 5.7 X.


Adam Fleming
Dillon, CO
Adam Fleming   Dillon, CO
Climbing this route and belaying from the top is a great alternative to walking up the hill at the end of the day. Sep 12, 2016
Winston-Salem, NC
Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
A great climb, uniquely long for pilot. I gave a 5.8 because the crux (right below the overhang) is too tricky to really consider 5.7 material.

If you are top-roping, use the Jomeokee trail to save on stairs and time. May 31, 2015
Dylan B.  
TR'ed this yesterday with a 25 lb. pack on to top out at the end of the day; made it pretty strenuous. Lots of fun, though. May 18, 2015
Vince Buffalini
Las Vegas, Nevada
Vince Buffalini   Las Vegas, Nevada
^ I used this flake, my 6'3" partner didn't have to. Pull down not out. Mar 25, 2015
There is a loose flake that serves as a rather critical hold on the lower section. Would gluing it for stability be legal for NC ethics standards? Apr 6, 2014
Matt Thomas  
Bring 12 draws and a 60 meter rope. Amazing climb. Mar 15, 2014
dave Hause
carrboro, nc
dave Hause   carrboro, nc
^ Agreed. A great lead climb with the new bolts added. Mar 12, 2014
Bill Webster
Bill Webster  
Now a 10 bolt sport route. Probably the best route at Pilot. Feb 28, 2014
Eduardo Ramirez
Columbia, SC
Eduardo Ramirez   Columbia, SC Sep 7, 2011