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
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pawn
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Featured Route For Pawn
Patience 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Custer State Park
: ... : Pawn
Patience is on the south side of Pawn. This is the downhill side. Look for a bolt way off the deck. The first 40 feet or so to the bolt is fairly solid 5.7 friction climbing. Not good to do unless you are used to the rock. I gave this climb a vs for very serious, although the protection becomes quite adequate upon clipping the first bolt.This climb has been rated both 5.7 and 5.8, but make sure that you are solid at the grade. Take your time (patience) and have fun. Fixed anchors at the t...[more] Browse More Classics in SD