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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 Right 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Pete Hunt on Sep 22, 2008

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View of the upper dihedral portion of the climb.

Description 

Begin straight up the face to the big ledge half way up and then climb the right facing dihedral to the top. The crux is the first couple of moves getting into the dihedral. Plenty of pro for leading, especially after you gain the ledge. Watch out for a loose chockstone just over halfway up.

Location 

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.

Protection 

Standard TR set up, long slings are helpful.

Standard rack to 3" for leading.


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By Stranger Than Iowa
From: ia
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