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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.

 

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Getting There Suggest change

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. DO NOT PARK AT THE CANYON VISTA CAMPGROUND.

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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
 212
Sunshine Daydream
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 180
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 511
Mr. Slate
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 264
Popeye Meets The Burrito Master
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 214
Sporte
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 254
True Value
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 247
The Abyss
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 96
Shark Bait
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 98
The Energizer (aka Aerial Vermin)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 122
Purple Shark
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 111
The Joker
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 16
The Pulse
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 10
No Joke
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 4
Hole to Hump
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 16
Total Recall
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Daydream (N) The Son Tower aka…
 212
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) (N) The Son Tower aka…
 180
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mr. Slate (F) Swiss Tower
 511
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Popeye Meets The Burrito Ma… (G) Mall Wall
 264
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Sporte (E) The White Wall
 214
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
True Value (F) Swiss Tower
 254
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Abyss (F) Swiss Tower
 247
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Shark Bait (F) Swiss Tower
 96
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Energizer (aka Aerial V… (I) Way Gone Wall
 98
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Purple Shark (F) Swiss Tower
 122
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Joker (E) The White Wall
 111
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Pulse (D) Pulse Roof
 16
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
No Joke (E) The White Wall
 10
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Hole to Hump (J) The Oven
 4
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Total Recall (E) The White Wall
 16
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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