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The Pedestal 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 10'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: ? Neil Pothier, late '80s
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Submitted By: tscupp on Apr 16, 2010

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Keith Nadeau topping out


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.



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By S. Neoh
Jul 2, 2010
rating: V4 6B

It has been a while, and I might not have used the stated starting holds, but this problem felt V4-ish to me.
By JamieRe
From: Providence, RI
Nov 2, 2011
rating: V5 6C

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.
By TonyG
Apr 25, 2013
rating: V5 6C

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.
By Paulie Estes
May 4, 2014

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.
By Derek Jf
From: Northeast
Jul 21, 2014
rating: V5 6C

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.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Dec 21, 2015

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
By Joe M.
Feb 3, 2016
rating: V5 6C

#12 on the beta topo
By Graham O.
Jul 16, 2016

Fun, but not as fun

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