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The Pedestal Buttress is a 50 foot high buttress containing arount 20 very good climbs that are easily accessed. Routes like Birch Tree Crack (5.8) and Upper Diagonal (5.9) see a lot of traffic, and there's even a two-pitch climb, The Pedestal (5.4), that's great for practicing a lead traverse. This is another wall that will fill up by 9am on the weekends, so get here early.
To get to the Pedestal Buttress hike the CCC Trail to "T" in the trail at The Monster. Turn left at The Monster and continue up (northwest) until you reach a second "T". Straight ahead is Pedestal Buttress.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pedestal Buttress:
The Pedestal 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Trad, TR
Condolences 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad
Birch Tree Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Lower Diagonal 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Upper Diagonal 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Stretcher 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a TR, 1 pitch, 40'
The End 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R Trad, TR
Sometime Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Congratulations 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, TR
The End Of The End 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b TR, 50'
Sometime Direct 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 60'
Flake Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Golden Ledges 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad
D.L.F.A 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 29 pitches, 290'
Rich and Famous 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a TR, 40'
Sometimes Left Side 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 50'
The Dog 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Angle of the Dangle 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 50'
Hourglass Direct 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a TR
All The Way 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch
Featured Route For Pedestal Buttress
Flake Route 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 WI : Devil's Lake : ... : Pedestal Buttress
Flake Route is the quintessential Devil's Lake climb--thin technical crimping on a vertical face. Start up the center of "Campus Wall" directly underneath the alcove on Upper Diagonal. Climb straight up to the alcove, where you will find a fixed pin and a sneaky no-hands rest. Next, cast right and up, following small square cut crimpers up the center of the wall.This climb is actually better protected than it looks if you place gear (.5 and .75 Camalots) on Upper-D, a few feet above the alcove. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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