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This wall is the second-most western wall at Pilot. It is identified by a large chimney-which could easily be mistaken for a cave-right in the middle of the wall. The rock is good and there are a couple of fun, easy routes, so expect at least a few people on nice days.
From the Three Bears Gully, head west for 3-5 minutes. Look for a giant chimney with a "cave." There is a large overhang about 7-10 ft. high that hangs over the trail just before you reach The Beach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Beach:
Charlie and the Choss Factory 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Body Surfin' 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Spin Drift 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Hawaii 5-O 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad
The Wave 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
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Spin Drift 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a NC : Pilot Mountain : The Beach
Spin Drift is the name Lloyd Ramsey gave this route. It has a challenging start which requires some careful balancing. Once past the overhang start, move right then up. The crux is towards the top where a brief overhang exists with some good jugs. There's an easier variation when you get to the crux by going right, although you will be swinging left a bit if you fall here....[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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