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Pedestal Buttress
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D.L.F.A 
Dog, The 
Dyslexia 
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End, The 
Evelyn Bites The Crust 
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Lethe 
Lower Diagonal 
Modern Art 
Pedestal, The 
Pete's Lament 
Pine Box 
Rich and Famous 
Sometime Crack 
Sometime Direct 
Sometimes Left Side 
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Stretcher, The 
Sweatshop 
Upper Diagonal 
Welfare Line 
Unsorted Routes:

The Pedestal 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on May 28, 2001
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BETA PHOTO: The southwest side of The Pedestal

Description 

The Pedestal is a fun climb that is typically done in two pitches to reduce rope drag. Start by the flake near Lower Diagonal. Climb up about 15 feet then traverse left on top of flake (psychological crux) and around the corner. Belay stance is in a comfortable notch. The second pitch continues up and left toward the pine tree. Finish up on a ten foot wall with a one-move crack.


Protection 

Standard Rack, cordelette for breaking climb into two pitches



Photos of The Pedestal Slideshow Add Photo
Jan Brown pulling on the giant flake of The Pedestal.
Jan Brown pulling on the giant flake of The Pedest...
Tom Anderson-Brown giving the Pedestal all his love.
Tom Anderson-Brown giving the Pedestal all his lov...
Tom Anderson-Brown rounding the corner on The Pedestal.
Tom Anderson-Brown rounding the corner on The Pede...
The southeast side of The Pedestal
BETA PHOTO: The southeast side of The Pedestal
A lead of the Pedestal with Dave Matous on B.D.C. 2012'
A lead of the Pedestal with Dave Matous on B.D.C. ...
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By BryanR
From: Madison, WI
May 6, 2009

Good multipitch practice as it is easy but not real straight forward. and the belay ledge for the second pitch is sweet.

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Mar 23, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c

The "stats" on this need to be updated to reflect that it's a two-pitch route.

By Josh Olson
From: madison, wisconsin
Mar 23, 2014

I disagree, I climb it as one.

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Mar 28, 2014

If you climb it as one pitch, you miss the best belay ledge at DL! This has always been considered a two-pitch climb.

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Mar 28, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c

It seems like doing this in one pitch would create more rope-drag hassle than setting up a belay in the middle.

By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Mar 28, 2014

I'd do it either way, depending on what experience I'm after. Great little belay in the alcove/crow's nest. Or do it in one pitch and manage your pro so that there isn't rope drag.

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Mar 28, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c

So Doug, would it count as one or two pitches for the Century Challenge?

:-)

By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Mar 28, 2014

I think it would count as one route! Ha, thought you had me!

Imagine the Challenge at Red Rock or Yosemite. I did ~70 pitches last week ... but only 7 routes.

By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Mar 28, 2014
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c

That's a good week!