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The Tricouni Nail is the distinctive three-headed spire in the middle of the Ten Pins cluster. Tricouni Nail is the original name for this spire, though Royal Robbins renamed it Cerberus when he made the first ascent.
The spire is hard to miss with its three heads. Scramble up into the middle of the spires, and climb the side facing Queen Pin(the larger mass of spires away from the Cathedral Spires).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tricouni Nail/Cerberus:
Cerberus 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
East Face Rotert/Fowler Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
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Cerberus 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c SD : Custer State Park : ... : Tricouni Nail/Cerberus
This is one of the best routes in the Needles, and is a must do for any climber. The climbing is fantastic, the summit is very cool, and the simulrap is exhilarating.From the gully between Tricouni Nail and Queen Pin, look for a few old fixed pins on a steep face. Climb past the drilled pins to a good stance on a shoulder. Sling the shoulder and move up and left towards a ring bolt, placing a medium stopper in a seam along the way to avoid a groudfall. Traverse right at the ringbolt to anoth...[more] Browse More Classics in SD