Elevation: 6,706 ft
GPS: 35.129, -111.597 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

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
 161
Sunshine Daydream
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 141
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 411
Mr. Slate
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 102
Barney Rubble
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
Fred Flintstone
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 170
Sporte
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 219
Popeye Meets The Burrito Master
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 109
Mordor
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 213
True Value
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 202
The Abyss
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 85
Fruit Bowl
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 82
Shark Bait
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 79
The Energizer (aka Aerial Vermin)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 100
Purple Shark
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 91
The Joker
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunshine Daydream Son Tower
 161
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
R.E.M. (Rapid Eye Movement) Son Tower
 141
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mr. Slate Swiss Tower
 411
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Barney Rubble Bedrock
 102
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Fred Flintstone Bedrock
 84
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sporte White Wall
 170
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Popeye Meets The Burrito Ma… Mall Wall
 219
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mordor White Wall
 109
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
True Value Swiss Tower
 213
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Abyss Swiss Tower
 202
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fruit Bowl White Wall
 85
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Shark Bait Swiss Tower
 82
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Energizer (aka Aerial V… Way Gone Wall
 79
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Purple Shark Swiss Tower
 100
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Joker White Wall
 91
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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