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Deception Pinnacle Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.8405, -103.53655 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Sep 27, 2013
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A fairly non-descript mass. Certainly not as slender as it's neighboring spires. Two routes can be found on this formation. Summit easily reached from N side.

Getting There 

Directly behind (NW of) the Twin Pins as viewed from the road. Very short hike, approach from the SW gully.

Climbing Season

For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Energy Crisis 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  SD : Custer State Park : ... : Deception Pinnacle
I thought "scary choss-pile" the first time this crack was pointed out to me...said "i'd never do it". But it actually turned out to be a great trad climb. I'd do it again! Nice gear placements and nothing broke. Crux is a little strenuous while placing small nuts. Natural belay up top, easy scramble off the backside....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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