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King Pin Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Brian Milhaupt on Jul 11, 2002
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This is one of the largest of the ten pins. It has three known routes on it ranging between 5.7 and 5.10d. From the road a steep crack is discernable that ends approximately halfway up.

Getting There 

From the ten pin parking walk up the road almost to the switchback. The King Pin is closest to the road 20', and the Quartz Jester crack is visible on the north side.

Climbing Season

For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in King Pin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for King Pin:
Conn Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Laptad-Prince route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 120'   
Quartz Jester   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For King Pin
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Rone on the finish of Laptad-Prince. July, 20...

Laptad-Prince route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  SD : Custer State Park : ... : King Pin
Follow gully between King Pin and Queen Pin to its highest point where you can step right onto King Pin. Execute 5.7 slab traverse to the first bolt (protectable with pro). Climb face to summit. Nice route to the summit of King Pin with some interesting movement....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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Rock Climbing Photo: King Pin as seen from the road.
BETA PHOTO: King Pin as seen from the road.

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