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Safety Pin is the smallest of the Ten Pins, and it is located next to Hairy Pin. The crux of the route is the descent. There are not any anchors on top, so bring a large piece of webbing to sling the summit, and then make a difficult simul rappel.

Getting There 

Safety Pin is easy to pick out from the road next to the Ten Pins. Look for Hairy Pin (the large pin furthest on the left), then look just to its right. Safety Pin is the small rock that is almost connected to Hairy Pin. It has a very distinguishable slot that you can see daylight through. This is the "eye" of the Safety Pin.

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Weather station 5.5 miles from here

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Rob Lewis on rappel

East Ridge 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  SD : Custer State Park : ... : Safety Pin
Belay from the notch in between Hairy Pin and Safety Pin. Climb the ridge from here until you can work into the saftey pin slot. Climb this until its end, then head right and to the top. Sling the top for an anchor. The rap is somewhat scary because the summit is pretty flat....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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By wayniak
Jul 24, 2005
A good way to bide time if you are in the area waiting. I didn' t find the rap difficult, but it's definately not as secure as Tricouni.
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