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The Pit 


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Description 

The first area you come upon from the parking lot, there are a few excellent boulder problems that make this a nice place to warm up. Slick, polished slopers, and some thin crimpy problems, including the classic hard/scary problem One Slim Fish, the frustrating The Crack, and classic balancy V3 Twinkletoes.


Getting There 

From the Minnesota State Park office, head down towards the river. The Pit is below the first railing, to the left of the walkway. The best way down to the boulders is to scramble down the talus/retaining wall, or the path across the marsh opposite the route "Slicksides."


Climbing Season


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Pit:
The Crack   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   
Slopey Traverse Problem   V1-2 5     Boulder, 8'   
Humping The Bear   V1-2 5     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   
Spread Eagle   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Twinkletoes   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
One Slim Fish   V4-5 6B+ R     TR, Boulder, 18'   
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Twinkletoes V3-4 6A+  MN : Interstate SP (Taylors Fall... : ... : The Pit
A classic boulder problem requiring balance, body tension, and tenacity. Start on the jug immediately to the right of The Crack. There is a foothold "on" about 3/4 feet to the right. Climb straight up on right-facing seams and slopers and make a muscley move to the lip. No part of the crack at left is "on."...[more]   Browse More Classics in MN

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The Pit. The steep face in profile contains the problems The Crack (the crack on the right face, not the dihedral/gully), Twinkletoes (chalked line right of the Crack), One Slim Fish (left of the crack), and Shrimp Tempura. Spread Eagle starts at the prow far at right, just off frame, and moves around and left.
BETA PHOTO: The Pit. The steep face in profile contains the pr...
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By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 24, 2011

What climbs the face to the right of the Easy Slab?