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2. Yellow Lichen Buttress
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Behind The Tree T,TR 
Cactus Platform Face TR 
Likin' Lichen TR 
Pedestal Left T,TR 
Pedestal Right T,TR 
Projectile Vomit TR 
Up on a Pedestal TR 
Yellow Lichen Crack T,TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Pedestal Left 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, TR, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Pete Hunt on May 26, 2008

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Pedestal left.


Pedestal Left follows the crack up the dihedral on the left side of the pedestal as the name implies. It's a good choice for beginners or for getting comfortable with leading on quartzite. The crux lies about half way up, after which the rock becomes much more featured. Protection is plentiful, though it can be slightly difficult to see into the crack at times.


The route starts in the dihedral left of the large pedestal. Scramble up the gully on the south side of the buttress to get to the top (brief and easy 4th class) or take the trail through the woods.


Standard TR set up with an assortment of cracks fairly close to the edge.

Small to medium pro for leading, definitely nothing bigger than 3" is necessary.

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