CAROLINA ROCKS: The Piedmont
By Erica Lineberry
2015, 288 pages
The Piedmont region of North Carolina contains four distinct climbing areas; each with their own cultures and strengths.
Moore’s Wall is one of the best destinations in the east for steep trad climbing on perfect quartzite. As a bonus crowds are small with organized groups almost non-existent. Enjoy one to three pitch routes from moderate to hard core. Best Spring to Fall.
Stone Mountain is the east coast’s best friction area by far. Acres of unblemished granite make this a must do destination for slab aficionados. The setting is magical and the climbing amazing. Best October to March.
Crowder’s Mountain contains a large mix of trad, top rope, and sport climbing near North Carolina’s largest city. Best Fall to Spring.
Pilot Mountain is located minutes from Winston-Salem. Recent re-bolting efforts have contributed to the areas status as the States most popular climbing area with super-easy access to great top rope and sport climbing. Some trad routes area also available. Best Fall to Spring.