The Pit is set up with two rock slabs on either side of the room - one on the entrance side and allowing access to the Crypt and the Ledges' upper doorway, and the other allowing access to Medusa's Lair in Layout XIV, the Room of the Mandarin Hand in Layout XV, and the Observatory. In between was a long knotted rope that hung down from the rafters. Players were encouraged to use the rope to get from ledge to ledge by swinging across. Inside the chasm below were green plastic balls such as those in the Pit of Despair earlier during the second season, and doors to the Ledges and the Laser Light Room.
Players hit actuators to open their corresponding door and to exit the room. Actuators in the room were often used as hiding places for the half pendant.