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Tent Peg Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.84016, -103.53587 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Aug 19, 2002

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Tent Peg is a skinny spire uphill from Superpin. It and Superpin actually look fairly similar, but Tent Peg has cracks and enough other protectable features to make it comfortable for mortals.

Getting There 

Get out of your car and make the arduous 2 minute walk to the base of the spire.

Climbing Season

For the Tenpins/Switchbacks area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Tent Peg

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tent Peg:
Tent Peg   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Run it out to the solid anchors; after good gear i...

Tent Peg 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  South Dakota : Custer State Park : ... : Tent Peg
This route starts at the high point between Superpin and Tent Peg. Climb the obvious wide crack. At the end of the crack, traverse right around to the other side of the spire. This is easy at first then more difficult (use the force if necessary--it worked for me). The route finishes up a short but unprotected face.Be mindful of the way your rope is running. You'll need to place a long runner when you least want to.A one rope rappel will get you back to the ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in South Dakota

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tent Peg stand, September 2006.
Tent Peg stand, September 2006.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off tent peg
Rapping off tent peg
Rock Climbing Photo: Katherine Chumacero following the classic Tent Peg...
Katherine Chumacero following the classic Tent Peg...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tent Peg as seen from the Top of the Tricotti ...
The Tent Peg as seen from the Top of the Tricotti ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tent Peg! Small seat!
Tent Peg! Small seat!
Rock Climbing Photo: The view into the Cathedral Spires from the summit...
The view into the Cathedral Spires from the summit...

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