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Slideshow (28 photos)

South Dakota Needles (map)
  Cathedral Spires Area
 

West Gruesome: Finally in the sun, Colin enjoys a comfy belay at the end of P1

West Gruesome: With rain starting, Jim does a quick rap into the chimneys (Copyright Colin O'Connor)

 

View of the Cathedral Spires, as seen from the top of the Totem Pole

 

View of the Cathedral Spires, as seen from the top of the Totem Pole

 

View of the Cathedral Spires, as seen from the top of the Totem Pole

 

View of the Cathedral Spires, as seen from the top of the Totem Pole

View of the Cathedral Spires, as seen from the top of the Totem Pole

  Needles Eye Area
 

Hitching Post: Colin raps the Hitching Post back to the car

 

Tons of needles at the Eye Parking lot

 

Hitching Post: Looking down at the car from the top of the Hitching Post

Hitching Post: Colin sitting on top of the Hitching Post

  Sylvan Lake Campground
 

Colin eating breakfast in the carport

  Ten Pins Area
 

View of the Ten Pins area from Cathedral Spires

 

View of the Ten Pins area from Cathedral Spires

Tricouni Nail: Leading out of the corridor up the back side of the Tricouni Nail (Copyright Colin O'Connor)

 

Tricouni Nail: Anchored to the top of the Tricouni Nail (Copyright Colin O'Connor)

Tricouni Nail: Anchored to the top of the Tricouni Nail (Copyright Colin O'Connor)

A view of the Ten Pins, as seen from the top of the Totem Pole

 

Totem Pole: Colin comes up the final chimney

 

Totem Pole: Standing on the sub-spire just after the crux

Totem Pole: Standing on the sub-spire just after the crux

 

Totem Pole: The final face moves to the summit

 

Totem Pole: The final face moves to the summit

Totem Pole: Rapping the Totem Pole

 

Totem Pole: Rapping the Totem Pole

Totem Pole: On the summit of the Totem Pole

 

Totem Pole: On the summit of the Totem Pole

Totem Pole: On the summit of the Totem Pole