Elevation: 6,086 ft
GPS: 35.818, -106.187 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jason Halladay on Apr 4, 2007
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: May 7, 2022 - Los Alamos County Stage 3 (Full Closure) Fire Restrictions Details
Access Issue: May 7, 2022 - Los Alamos County Stage 3 (Full Closure) Fire Restrictions Details

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
 35
The Odor Takeda
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
The Thunderbird Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Gralisa Leen
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Odor Takeda
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Thunderbird Crack
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Gralisa Leen
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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