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Routes in The Pedestal Boulder

Big Pull V0- 4-
Butt Buster V5 6C
Die Hard V7- 7A+
Die Hard with a Vengeance V6 7A
Die Harder V8- 7B
Druid Nose Cranks V0 4
Dyno-Tron V0 4
Easy Jams V-easy 3
Hard Grunt V1 5
Hat's Off V5+ 6C+
Loaded With V1 5
Pedestal Left V7 7A+
Pedestal, The V5 6C
Pedestrian V0+ 4+
Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: ? Neil Pothier, late '80s
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Shared By: tscupp on Apr 16, 2010
Admins: M Sprague, Joe M.

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Easier and slightly less fun brother of Hat's Off. Start on two crimps on the left side of the boulder with your feet on the low block. Move up and slightly right using 1-2 finger crimp and some better holds. Finish up on the arete/face. Top out can be a bit perplexing.

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Back side of the pedestal boulder, on the right side of the road as you approach the sit down area.




Graham O.  
Fun, but not as fun Jul 16, 2016
Joe M.

Joe M.    
#12 on the beta topo Feb 3, 2016
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Deciphering Paul's notes, it looks like Paul Baird did the stand start in the early '70s and Neil Pothier did the sit start '87-89 Dec 21, 2015
Derek Jf
Derek Jf   Northeast
Great climb. an odd & frustrating problem when first trying it... gets better once you can dial in the opening moves to the midpoint jug while keeping the foot lock. the slopey topout was manky in this heat, ticks on this line (like many in the woods) are definitely better saved for the high friction temps in the fall season. Jul 21, 2014
Paulie Estes  
There's a much cleaner way to do this problem that makes it a little harder and I think aesthetic. That is do not use the pedestal at all. The line was neat and fun, felt like V6. I am short and that may be playing into this. May 4, 2014
I definitely agree. I was stuck on this problem for so long (and I'm about 5'7). I ended up going left hand to the 2-3 finger pocket, heel hooked the starting left hand piece and was able to gain the jug and top out. Apr 25, 2013
Providence, RI
JamieRe   Providence, RI
If you are taller this problem could def be v4ish but if you can't reach the jug from the giant foot under the boulder it gets real nasty. Nov 2, 2011
S. Neoh
S. Neoh  
It has been a while, and I might not have used the stated starting holds, but this problem felt V4-ish to me. Jul 2, 2010