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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 
Unsorted Routes:

Pete's Lament 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Dec 6, 2006

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Description 

Pete's Lament is basically a direct start to Stretcher. Start for Stretcher. Instead of going left and climbing the weakness, climb the blank, slightly (I'm talking about one or two degrees, here) overhanging wall to the right.

Eventually, you will merge back into Stretcher, where that route traverses right. Maybe some purists have climbed to the top without touching, or looking at, any holds on Stretcher. At any rate, the buisness resides on the lower face. The crux involves a V5 sequence off, you guessed it, thin crimps and bad feet.

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By Tony Brengosz
Jun 16, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This has a very technical and fun crux sequence, followed by enjoyable climbing to the top. I started the same as Stretcher, grabbed an ok left hand side pull, then moved right onto a gaston rail. After that, there are a few more tough pulls with tenuous feet until you reach the ledge on Stretcher and easier climbing.