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The Pit of the Pendulum
Pit of Pendulum

Seasons Used

3

Layouts Used

XV

Episodes Seen

81-120

Objective Completion

40 times

Half Pendants Featured

The Golden Spider Web of Robert the Bruce (King's Storeroom door)
The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb (Chamber door)
The Jeweled Scabbard of Sforza (Headless Kings door)

Predecessor

The Pit

Adjoining Rooms

The Crypt
The King's Storeroom
The Chamber of the Sacred Markers
The Tomb of the Headless Kings
The Ledges

The Pit of the Pendulum was a room in Olmec's Temple. Replacing the Pit; upon entering the area, a contestant had to (ideally) swing on a rope and knock over a stone column in the "stage front" area of the room. Once fallen, the column triggers the unlocking of certain doors. Sometimes, more than one door opened, providing a plethora of choices. The stone column can be knocked by the contestant themselves without the use of the rope, and this has been done on a few occasions. While the exit on the bottom level requires traveling through rubble, sometimes climbing up the walls was required to reach an upper exit.

A second rope is installed behind the middle platform where players can swing out from. If a player has enough momentum to make it back to the platform without needing to drop down and climb, he or she can grab the second rope upon returning to hoist themselves back up.

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