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05: Pedestal Buttress

Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E Rampart

Description

The Pedestal Buttress is a 50 foot high buttress containing arount 20 very good climbs that are easily accessed. Routes like Birch Tree Crack (5.8) and Upper Diagonal (5.9) see a lot of traffic, and there's even a two-pitch climb, The Pedestal (5.4), that's great for practicing a lead traverse. This is another wall that will fill up by 9am on the weekends, so get here early.

Getting There

To get to the Pedestal Buttress hike the CCC Trail to "T" in the trail at The Monster. Turn left at The Monster and continue up (northwest) until you reach a second "T". Straight ahead is Pedestal Buttress.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Lethe
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 1
Evelyn Bites The Crust
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 1
Ironmongers Super Direct
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Ironmongers
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 15
Pine Box
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Rich and Famous
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 1
Assume the Position
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 127
Congratulations
Trad, TR
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
All The Way
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Golden Ledges
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Condolences
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 31
The Pedestal
Trad, TR 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Lower Diagonal
Trad, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Sweatshop
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 190
Upper Diagonal
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Angle of the Dangle
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 70
Flake Route
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Hourglass Direct
TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Hourglass
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 224
Birch Tree Crack
Trad, TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Pete's Lament
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 95
The Stretcher
TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 21
F4 Ledges
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 16
The Beginning
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 12
Chimney's End
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Creation Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
The End Of The End
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 48
The End
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
The Dog
TR
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 2
Dyslexia
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Sometimes Left Side
TR
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 2
Modern Art
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Welfare Line
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Blow-up
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 54
Sometime Direct
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 119
Sometime Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 12
Sometime’s Right
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 15
D.L.F.A
Trad 29 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lethe
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Evelyn Bites The Crust
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Ironmongers Super Direct
 1
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, TR
Ironmongers
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Pine Box
 15
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Rich and Famous
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
Assume the Position
 1
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, TR
Congratulations
 127
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
All The Way
 9
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Golden Ledges
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Condolences
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Pedestal
 31
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR 2 pitches
Lower Diagonal
 59
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sweatshop
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Upper Diagonal
 190
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Angle of the Dangle
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Flake Route
 70
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Hourglass Direct
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
Hourglass
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, TR
Birch Tree Crack
 224
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Pete's Lament
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b TR
The Stretcher
 95
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
F4 Ledges
 21
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
The Beginning
 16
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Chimney's End
 12
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Creation Crack
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The End Of The End
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
The End
 48
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, TR
The Dog
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a TR
Dyslexia
 2
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c TR
Sometimes Left Side
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
Modern Art
 2
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c TR
Welfare Line
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b TR
Blow-up
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Sometime Direct
 54
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Sometime Crack
 119
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Sometime’s Right
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
D.L.F.A
 15
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 29 pitches

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The End. Moves above the crux with all placements visible below. Photo by Isaiah@ de Therneau.
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Matt comes to terms with this pumpy number. Photo: Ryan Strong
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Photo by Jeron Berman.
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Short but it takes good gear and is a good warm-up and you can hang out in the chimney and swill your brains out.
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[[106049062]] on <em>Flake Route</em>
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Being rude to hikers ...
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Bob Horan topping out on Sometimes Crack.
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Top of Pedestal Buttress as viewed from the East Bluff trail. If you come up the CCC trail and turn West on East Bluff Trail, this is the first large buttress you'll run into.
[Hide Photo] Top of Pedestal Buttress as viewed from the East Bluff trail. If you come up the CCC trail and turn West on East Bluff Trail, this is the first large buttress you'll run into.
Zach C. jamming his heart out.
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How to make the youngest Boy Scout look like an expert ....
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Anchors are easy to build ... good anchors are apparently harder.
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