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By Chuck Parks
From: Atlanta, GA
Feb 4, 2008
|Pilot Mountain is not covered in the Selected Climbs in North Carolina guidebook, and the old Kelly guidebook is out of print. Fortunately, Jeff Dillon has created a new, free guidebook for Pilot Mountain. It is now available for download at the Carolina Climbers Coalition web site.|
Mar 21, 2008
If you're going to Pilot from Charlotte (or south or west of Statesville), the following route will get you there in the same amount of time without having to drive through Winston-Salem.
Go north on I-77 to exit 85 (268 Bypass). Make a right and follow this for 3 miles to a stop sign. Go left at the stop onto Rte. 268. Follow this for 20 miles to U.S. 52. Go south on U.S. 52 for about 4 miles to the Pilot Mountain exit.
I'm not a fan of driving through cities and found this to be a nice alternative. It takes about 5 minutes longer, but the speed limit is 55 mph. and you get to see some rural Cackalacky.
By Crisco Jackass
From: Grand Junction, CO
Feb 24, 2010
|FYI - CCC hosted download of the guide has moved here.|
From: Winston-Salem, NC
May 3, 2011
|The pocket guide is offered free, with an alternative one-page selection, at the Park office when it's open. The second edition has an improved map and notices of two route closures and closing of Big Gully to all entry. There is also climbpilotnc.us which is always open, with fuller descriptions and photos of anchors, bolts, walls, climbing, and boulders|
By Joey Daoud
From: Miami Beach, FL
May 17, 2016
|Here's an updated link to the guidebook from Carolina Climbers' Coalition.|
By Steve Lineberry
From: Charlotte, NC
Jul 14, 2016
|I've fixed the link in the guidebook section and also added Erica Lineberry's new guidebook for pilot. Thanks.|