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Gearing up for the crux on End Pin. Photo: Denn...


This Pin is in the Ten-pins area and is perhaps closest to the parking on the edge of the hair-pin turn. Look back to the West and see an obvious, squat pin in the middle of the valley down West, between the two less distinguished walls. The East face, directly in view, holds one excellent route that gets afternoon shade on the route and at the base.

Getting There 

Arrive at the Cathedral Spires parking area and either park and walk a few hundred yards or drive past the more recognizable and popular 'pins' of 10 pins on your left to a gravel pull-out on the next hair-pin turn where the road goes from West-to East. The End Pin is Due West of the gravel pull-out by perhaps 15 or 20 meters.

Climbing Season

For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in End Pin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for End Pin:
End Pin   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Rone just above the crux on End Pin. July 201...

End Pin 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : End Pin
A great route, but a rough intro as a first route in the needles. It requires great faith in the friction here.Climb up the East Face cracks past a bit of gear and a pin, reaching a bolt. Get into a good stance and figure your way past a bulge just below a second bolt, you may or may not decide to place a micro-cam in a little constriction below a slick fingerlock entering the crux. I placed it. My partner did not. Then again, I caught a few hefty falls due to that too... I think it would hold a...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Haas follows End Pin (5.10+), in the Needles...
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By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Sep 2, 2008
The directional references provided above are incorrect. The End Pin is directly SOUTH of the prominent switchback (where the road changes dir'n from SOUTH to NORTH.

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