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:
D.L.F.A 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 29 pitches, 290'
Featured Route For Pedestal Buttress
Sometime Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI
: Devil's Lake
: ... : Pedestal Buttress
Sometime Crack is found on the monolith of rock that sticks out between the Pedestal Buttress and D'Arcy's Buttress. The climb faces southeast and is overhanging. Start out on a slabby piece of rock that is rated about 5.6. Climb the 10-15 feet to the top of this slab and you'll be standing on a ledge at the base of the crack. Climb the crack using jams (it's the only way in this case, so don't try to layback or you'll get spit off). At the top of the crack the route goes to the right on a ...[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.