Pawn is a spire near the Ten Pins that is famous for its signature route Patience. It has good rock and is worth a visit. Like most spires, it only require one pitch to summit.
Drive to a small pullout right in front of End Pin. Walk up the hill to the west for a short while. Pawn will be on your right as you walk west. Look for a bolted line with the first bolt 40 feet up! This is the Pawn.
Climbing Season For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Pawn
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Persistence 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b SD
: Custer State Park
: ... : Pawn
A rampy, smooth start leads to near perfect -to absolutely perfect- crystal pinching, side pulling and crystal bound crimps.Has finicky, thought-provoking, thin cruxes and many fun moves that make you quickly realize that you are quite a few feet above your last bolt.Bolts become hidden the closer you get to the summit. Prepare for a spicy lead where having a good, clear lead head helps. Those that did not get to the first bolt on Patience need not apply. Those that barely made it up Patience sh...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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