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Campus Rec: Climbing at Pilot Mountain

Sunday, March 3, 2019


The 60′ quartzite cliffs of Pilot Mountain provide the perfect introduction to outdoor top-rope climbing. Your team will learn knots, belaying, climbing technique and safety management. The Saura, a Native American tribe of the North Carolina Piedmont region, knew the mountain as Jomeokee, meaning the Great Guide. The 2421’ quartzite crystal manadnock marks a point of uplift from a seafloor that existed roughly 600 million years ago. This climbing expedition always provides plenty of challenge and creates lasting friendships!

On this trip you will learn:

-Belaying and back up belaying

-Figure 8-follow through and other knots

-Proper fitting of climbing gear.

-Building climbing anchors (req. class at OEC to unlock this level)

Activity Level: Easy-Moderate.

Everyone who attends this trip will receive a complimentary belay test at the climbing wall and week-long gear rental for use with the walls at Rams and Fetzer. If this trip is full, you can sign-up to be on the waitlist online, or by visiting the Campus Rec Main Office located in the Student Rec Center. No payment is necessary when signing up for the waitlist. Priority is given to those first on the waitlist. Early registration: if you sign up before 1/10, we will give you a full refund or credit if you cancel by 1/23. If you sign up after 1/10, we can only refund your money if we can fill your spot from the waitlist.

Email Shane Ambrose at for more information.

This event is for graduate/professional and undergraduate international students. Please note that there is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on the Wednesday before the trip @ 7 PM at the Outdoor Education Center. This is a full day trip.



Sunday, March 3, 2019
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Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States + Google Map