PITS are meant to be CROSSED, and if PITFALL HARRY taught you anything, it was that swinging on VINES was THE BEST AND ONLY WAY to do so. You tie a LOOP in the end of your GARDEN HOSE and whip your HOSE LASSO/VINE/WHIP up to the HOOK, catching it and testing to make sure that it's tight.
Oh, man... you've wanted to do this since you were five, playing on your old ATARI. Not because swinging looked particularly fun. Just because you wanted to spite that freakin' SCORPION....
SCREW YOU, SCORPION! Screw. You.
You continue WEST.