Pedestal Buttress Rock Climbing
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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.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
38 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Pedestal Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pedestal Buttress:
The End 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
R Trad, TR
D.L.F.A 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 29 pitches, 290'
The Dog 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Pedestal Buttress
Birch Tree Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Pedestal Buttress
Birch Tree Crack is found just off the CCC trail on the southeast side of the Pedestal Buttress. Climb up on blocky terrain about 5 feet to access the crack. The crack starts out with you in a small alcove. Step up on a loose block and perform a tricky sequence to ascend the first section of the crack (the section with less features and lots of white chalk). Once above this crux continue on slightly easier terrain. Try to jam the crack instead of using the features on the face. It makes th...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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By Evan Marsh
From: Fort Collins, Colorado
Aug 17, 2015
Safety Alert! There is a very active underground BEE HIVE on the right side of the climber's trail as you approach Gill's Buttress from the east. Be cautious, my friend was stung by one when we first got there.