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Pedestal Buttress

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
All The Way T 
Angle of the Dangle T 
Assume the Position T,TR 
Beginning, The T,TR 
Birch Tree Crack T,TR 
Blow-up T,TR 
Chimney's End T,TR 
Condolences T 
Congratulations T,TR 
Creation Crack T 
D.L.F.A T 
Dog, The TR 
Dyslexia TR 
End Of The End, The TR 
End, The T,TR 
Evelyn Bites The Crust TR 
F4 Ledges T 
Flake Route T,TR 
Golden Ledges T 
Hourglass T,TR 
Hourglass Direct TR 
Ironmongers T 
Ironmongers Super Direct T,TR 
Lethe T 
Lower Diagonal T,TR 
Modern Art TR 
Pedestal, The T,TR 
Pete's Lament TR 
Pine Box T 
Rich and Famous TR 
Sometime Crack T,TR 
Sometime Direct T 
Sometimes Left Side TR 
Sometimes Right T 
Stretcher, The TR 
Sweatshop T,TR 
Upper Diagonal T,TR 
Welfare Line TR 
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Pedestal Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.41356, -89.71262 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',7],['5.12',7],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pedestal Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pedestal Buttress:
The Pedestal   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR   
Lower Diagonal   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Birch Tree Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Upper Diagonal   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR   
The Stretcher   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Congratulations   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 60'   
Sometime Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Sometime Direct   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 60'   
Flake Route   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, TR   
D.L.F.A   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 29 pitches, 290'   
Sometimes Left Side   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Angle of the Dangle   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 50'   
All The Way   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Pedestal Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Jan Brown near the top of Sometime Crack.

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
CONDITION REPORT 
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.

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