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This Pin is in the Ten-pins area and is perhaps closest to the parking on the edge of the hair-pin turn. Look back to the West and see an obvious, squat pin in the middle of the valley down West, between the two less distinguished walls. The East face, directly in view, holds one excellent route that gets afternoon shade on the route and at the base.
Arrive at the Cathedral Spires parking area and either park and walk a few hundred yards or drive past the more recognizable and popular 'pins' of 10 pins on your left to a gravel pull-out on the next hair-pin turn where the road goes from West-to East. The End Pin is Due West of the gravel pull-out by perhaps 15 or 20 meters.
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A great route, but a rough intro as a first route in the needles. It requires great faith in the friction here.Climb up the East Face cracks past a bit of gear and a pin, reaching a bolt. Get into a good stance and figure your way past a bulge just below a second bolt, you may or may not decide to place a micro-cam in a little constriction below a slick fingerlock entering the crux. I placed it. My partner did not. Then again, I caught a few hefty falls due to that too... I think it would hold a...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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