Easy access and pleasant winter temps make Pilot one of the most popular crags in the state. Top ropes are easy to set up from fixed anchors on most climbs and there are bolted lead climbs as well. Please make sure to descend via the 3 Bears Gulley (look for the sign) and be considerate of others, particularly non-climbers, and don't block the trail at the base with gear.
From Winston Salem, follow Highway 52 North. Look for signs for Pilot Mountain State park. Take that exit, turn left and follow the signs to the park entrance just down the road on the left. Follow the park road all the way to the top and park in the back of the parking area near the overlook to be closest to the trail. Register at the kiosk and follow the Ledge Springs trail down into the woods. The most common descent is at the Three Bears Gully (there is now a sign that marks this descent), use caution on the descent, it can be slippery at the top. The gully puts you at the Three Bears / Any Major Dude area, the Amphitheater is to climber's right from here and Eight Ball is to climber's left.
Camping is available in Piot Mountain State Park.