While at Henderson Executive airport you receive an IFR clearance containing the phraseology "Climb Via the PALLEY FIVE Departure, Coaldale Transition" and you receive no additional altitude assignments from ATC at what altitude should you cross DBIGE at?
As it reads:
....on assigned transition, maintain FL190, expect filed altitude 10 minutes after departure.
If no instructions are received after 10 minutes, remind the ATC. From the FAA FAQ:
Q. I am cleared to "Climb Via SID". What if there is a published altitude restriction at a fix that is higher than the charted "Top Altitude"?
A. You are only cleared to the charted "Top Altitude" contained in the narrative of the procedure, unless ATC assigns a different altitude.
From the AIM:
SIDs will have a "top altitude;" the "top altitude" is the charted "maintain" altitude contained in the procedure description or assigned by ATC.
Consider a charted top altitude as the equivalent to a verbal "except maintain." As "except maintain" also does not cancel the restrictions below it. I believe this makes it easier to remember.
If you are NOT “lost comm” then you will (should!) receive clearance above 190 well prior to DBIGE, and from that point, you need to cross it at/above 210.
If “you receive no additional altitude assignments from ATC” due to lost comm, follow your AVE-F and MEA rules, which will have you up to your filed cruise altitude, and you then need to cross DBIGE at/above 210.
If you are NOT lost comm, but haven’t gotten clearance higher, you need to ask ATC for that clearance, or relief on the crossing restriction.