BETA PHOTO: Old Trad Route
Between Big Arête and Parking Lot areas. Bottom belay from ledge above the trail, or top belay. Plenty of opportunities for slung boulders and/or gear anchors at top. Be cautious of traffic from scenic overlookers while climbing. Dark horizontal band of rotten rock in the middle of the wall.
Hike climbing trail from parking lot to Three Bears Gully. Go left at the bottom of the gully. Look for ledge on the left above the trail right before Parking Lot area.
Climbing Season For the Pilot Mountain area.
Weather station 7.4 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Big Gully
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Featured Route For Big Gully
Skull & Bones 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c North Carolina
: Pilot Mountain
: Big Gully
Climb starts below a giant pine tree and follows an obvious corner and crack system straight up to the tree, which can be slung as a belay or rap station (or you can scramble up another 10 feet to the top). A challenging, sustained but well-protected trad lead. The middle section of the climb is slightly overhung, and the crux includes an exhilarating step across the gap between two walls....[more] Browse More Classics in North Carolina