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Big Papa Pump S 
Changing to Shadows S 
Disco Head S 
Eject S 
Flip a Bitch Bear S 
Flogging a Dead Horse S 
Fresh Neglect S 
Fresh Produce S 
Gravalanche S 
Gravalanche Extension S 
Livin' La Vida Loca S 
Long Neglect S 
Masochist, The S 
Motley Crux S 
Pit Boss S 
Pit Lizard S 
Red Rum S 
Ricky Martin S 
Space Lizard S 
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BETA PHOTO: The Pit (L side) 1. Gravalanche (11a) 1a. Gravala...


Directly south of the parking area The Pit is dry early in the year, long before the main wall and mushroom rock.
Wear shoes for the approach as you have to walk across a lot of loose basalt and can easily stub a toe or roll an ankle in less desirable footwear.

Beware of loose rock! Even some of the small (6-8ft) pillars are perched on unsolid bases and will move and potentially fall.

Getting There 

Follow the trail south from the parking lot and turn right at the dry creek bottom. Keep an eye out for a left (west) branching trail up out of the draw.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.3 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Pit

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Pit:
Pit Lizard   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Gravalanche   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
Flogging a Dead Horse   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Flip a Bitch Bear   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   
The Masochist   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew wrapping up the final section of Pit Lizard

Pit Lizard 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Washington : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : The Pit
Certainly one of the best 11a's in the area. It's a juggy climb with no really hard moves. The pump will get you though....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Pit (Middle)  6. Long Neglect (11b) 6a. Fresh ...
BETA PHOTO: The Pit (Middle) 6. Long Neglect (11b) 6a. Fresh ...
Rock Climbing Photo: (1)The Masochist 5.13a/b (2)Problem Child 5.14a (3...
BETA PHOTO: (1)The Masochist 5.13a/b (2)Problem Child 5.14a (3...

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