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Fay Drostenson S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gralisa Leen S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Odor Takeda, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rock of Ages T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thunderbird Crack, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown Wide Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unnamed S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Apr 4, 2007
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

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.

An good guide to download is found here: lamountaineers.org/pdf/The_…

Getting There

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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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Odor Takeda
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Thunderbird Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gralisa Leen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Odor Takeda 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Thunderbird Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gralisa Leen 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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Disregard, I apparently forgot which tunnel accessed the pit. There's some erosion and rocks got moved around by flooding but access is fine. Oct 6, 2013
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Access to The Pit has been severely limited by a cave-in due to the recent flooding in the Los Alamos area. The area is still visible from the southeast, and the southwest wall seems to have shifted a few feet (???)
Sep 29, 2013
Has anybody climbed the crack to the left of (05) The Odor Takeda? It is my first trad lead, and I just did it today! Jan 30, 2011

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