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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 Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
The Stretcher 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a WI
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Pedestal Buttress
The Stretcher starts about 10 feet right of Birch Tree Crack. First 10 feet is easy then it throws you the goods right away. From a large ledge about 10 feet up move left through a couple of difficult moves with not so good feet. Don't worry, there is a thank god hold just a few moves later. If you can finesse your way straight up, that's in the 10B range, otherwise follow the ledges right, then up. Remember, the pump clock is ticking, you better get movin'. A classic route that is harder for th...[more] Browse More Classics in WI
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