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
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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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.