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Pedestal Right during Spring '11.
Go straight up the center of the east face to the big ledge half way up and then follow the dihedral up to the top. The first crux is just before gaining the big ledge. The next and more difficult crux is the first couple of moves getting into the dihedral. It protects well, especially after you gain the ledge. The protection for the first half is limited to mostly small and tricky nut placements. The climbing is easy enough that this shouldn't pose any problem for most climbers.
Be wary of some loose chockstones in the dihedral that detract from the quality of the climb. I've pulled on them and they haven't come loose, but avoiding them if possible is best. This is another pretty good lead if you're looking for something mellow.
Start just to the right of the large pedestal and go straight to the ledge and into the dihedral that takes you to the top.
Standard TR set up.
A set of nuts and some small to medium cams will do the job. Definitely nothing bigger than a 3" cam. The pro gets better once you get to the prominent ledge half way up. Until then, use small nuts or a #2 Camalot in a pocket.
View of the dihedral portion of the climb. There ...
|Comments on Pedestal Right
|By Stranger Than Iowa|
Jul 22, 2012
I thought this took gear well compared to other climbs at the mounds. Ample supply of features to build an anchor for the second. Descent gully directly behind that exits behind pedestal left