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Hairy Pin Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,258'
Location: 43.84024, -103.53571 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kris Gorny on Nov 28, 2007
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Hairy Pin is located slightly downhill to the north of Tent Peg spire. Getting to the top of Hairy Pin is quite an adventure and there is a summit register for those who make it. Some famous names in it, too. The spire sports the famous and exposed Pete Cleveland's route (5.10+). There are chain anchors on top for rappel.

Getting There 

From the pull off by End Pin walk down the road past Superpin and locate a faint trail going downhill to the right. Walk past Superpin, Tent Peg, and the smaller Safety Pin. Hairy Pin sits in the woods roughly 50 yards from the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hairy Pin

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hairy Pin:
Cleveland Route   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b X     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing above the 2nd bolt on Cleveland Route. Ph...

Cleveland Route 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Hairy Pin
Climb protectable crack then up'n right to knobs and 1st bolt. considerable 5.10 off bolt 15' to jug yellow hold, then still 10-15 feet to second bolt on lower angle shoulder. have a ready for running belayer, thanks travis!...[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Rock Climbing Photo: Atop of Hairy Pin, after a spicy lead of the Cleve...
Atop of Hairy Pin, after a spicy lead of the Cleve...
Rock Climbing Photo: Darin Limvere on top of Hairy Pin after OS of Clev...
Darin Limvere on top of Hairy Pin after OS of Clev...
Rock Climbing Photo: Run out section above the crux. July '07. Photo by...
BETA PHOTO: Run out section above the crux. July '07. Photo by...
Rock Climbing Photo: from spire three
BETA PHOTO: from spire three

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By Jack Waeschle
From: Washington
Sep 2, 2016
Is there a second route on Hairy Pin? I climbed Safety Pin this year and looked over and saw a maybe PG-13 bolt line going up the road side of Hairy Pin. Anybody know what route this is?
By t.schwartz
Sep 2, 2016
yeah there is an old Piana 5.12, bottom is good, top is less then adequate

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