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Tom Anderson-Brown giving the Pedestal all his lov...
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.
Standard Rack, cordelette for breaking climb into two pitches
BETA PHOTO: The southwest side of The Pedestal
BETA PHOTO: The southeast side of The Pedestal
Tom Anderson-Brown rounding the corner on The Pede...
Jan Brown pulling on the giant flake of The Pedest...
A lead of the Pedestal with Dave Matous on B.D.C. ...
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.