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The Beginning

5.7, Trad, TR, 40 ft,  Avg: 2 from 16 votes
FA: unknown
Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > E Bluff 04 - E… > 05: Pedestal Buttress

Description

The Beginning is found between The Stretcher (route 31) and Chimney's End (route 29). It is easily identified as the v-shaped dihedral to the left of Chimney's End. Climb up the dihedral using the crack and face holds.

Protection

Small stoppers

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Climbing The Beginning in Feb 2011. We weren't sure if the route was supposed to stay in the dihedral (dashed white line) or go slightly left (solid white line). There was a fair bit of snow and ice, so we climbed it in boots and gloves and went left of the dihedral for a 5.5 variation?
[Hide Photo] Climbing The Beginning in Feb 2011. We weren't sure if the route was supposed to stay in the dihedral (dashed white line) or go slightly left (solid white line). There was a fair bit of snow and ic…

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John W. Knoernschild
Wisconsin
  5.7
[Hide Comment] This was a great lead and certainly deserves more than 1 star. It has a few roof moves and is just a joy to climb. May 17, 2010
Michael Bartosek
Los Angeles
 
[Hide Comment] Throw some snow and ice on this route and it becomes quite a fun bit of climbing. Feb 28, 2011