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The Pit is an enclosed pit-type area just north of the Main Wall at Gallows Edge. Four bolted routes and a couple of crack climbs are found in The Pit. It also offers some nice circle traverse bouldering inside. Because it's enclosed it makes for a nice shady retreat in summer heat.
From the base of the Main Wall at Gallows, follow the faint trail north for about 100 yards. Look up and left for the bolted anchors of Gralisa Leen and The-Odor Takeda which can been seen from outside The Pit. The NE end of The Pit has a crawl-through entrance to get in. It's also possible to rappel or downclimb in from the south end of The Pit.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pit:
The Odor Takeda 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
The Thunderbird Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 35'
Fay Drostenson 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Gralisa Leen 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
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The Odor Takeda 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : ... : The Pit
The furthest S route on the W wall of the Pit. This route begins up a pocketed slab, maneuvering through a couple of horizontal breaks on mostly great pockets and some big crimps. The rock deteriorates a bit near the top. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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