Elevation: 6,706 ft
GPS: 35.1292, -111.59729
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

Description

The Pit, once known as Le Petit Verdon, with its pocketed white Kaibab limestone, was Arizona's first foray into the realm of sport climbing in the mid to late 1980's. Today, it's northern Arizona's prime sport area. Well, if by prime one means most convenient for Flagstaff locals.

 It's a popular area that offers average quality climbing on average quality limestone, but is nice for an afternoon workout and certainly beats the gym. The area is pleasant and climbable year-round. Routes are well bolted, generally short, and distinctively pocketed and edgy in style.

 
Kevin sending Sling Fest

Getting There

Drive south of Flagstaff on Lake Mary Road. The new Pit and Sandys Canyon Trail head is located just west on Lake Mary Rd. from the old parking area at Canyon Vista Campground. When driving out Lake Mary Rd. look for the dirt road just after the Hecketthorn neighborhood.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pit (aka Le Petit Verdon)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 193
Sunshine Daydream
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 169
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 475
Mr. Slate
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 117
Barney Rubble
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 104
Fred Flintstone
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 251
Popeye Meets The Burrito Master
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 196
Sporte
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 123
Mordor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 242
True Value
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 231
The Abyss
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 100
Fruit Bowl
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 91
Shark Bait
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 91
The Energizer (aka Aerial Vermin)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 115
Purple Shark
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 106
The Joker
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Daydream Son Tower
 193
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) Son Tower
 169
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mr. Slate Swiss Tower
 475
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Barney Rubble Bedrock
 117
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Fred Flintstone Bedrock
 104
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Popeye Meets The Burrito Ma… Mall Wall
 251
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Sporte White Wall
 196
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mordor White Wall
 123
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
True Value Swiss Tower
 242
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Abyss Swiss Tower
 231
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fruit Bowl White Wall
 100
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Shark Bait Swiss Tower
 91
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Energizer (aka Aerial V… Way Gone Wall
 91
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Purple Shark Swiss Tower
 115
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Joker White Wall
 106
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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