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'
Hourglass 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
The Dog 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Pedestal Buttress
Upper Diagonal 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WI
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Pedestal Buttress
One of the best routes Devil's Lake has to offer. The name says it all. When facing the right side of Pedestal Buttress this route slices up and left from the dead tree at the base of Birch Tree Crack. Stay on the higher of the cracks, as the other is obviously Lower D. Good stopper from finger locks and at times insecure feet lead to a pleasant topout. Also easy to TR, but a swing is inevitable. Better to swing low than high. That's what she said....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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By Evan Marsh
From: Cedar Falls, IA
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.