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Higher Education 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Todd Skinner
Season: Night time
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Submitted By: Levi Call on Jul 26, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: The front of the CB crag

bouldering is often illegal


The first pitch of this climb goes up any of the shallow, wide hand cracks around the building. The front of the building (the east side) offers shorter cracks which are less risky to downclimb. Once up, pick any of the many identical 5.8 hand cracks that will take you to the summit.


E Fremont St & N 9th St
Laramie, WY 82072
United States


For the sake of discreetness (and speed if you are seen) these cracks are to be free soloed only. Just bring shoes. Todd skinner recommended tennis shoes "for a quick get-away". If you can't climb the first pitch relatively easy without chalk, don't do it. Brown is the best color to wear assuming you don't want to be seen.

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Shown in this photo is one of the shorter cracks o...
BETA PHOTO: Shown in this photo is one of the shorter cracks o...
On the right side of the photo is one of the longe...
BETA PHOTO: On the right side of the photo is one of the longe...

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By Brian Scoggins
From: Boise, ID
Jul 28, 2014

I'm told that while some cracks are perfect hands, others are fist and wider.
Fun resources for campus buildering include the buildering guides circulated by Extreme Angles, and the Mountain Gazette article published a few years back. Obviously, these are all historical documents, and nobody should actually climb these. ;)
By bart cubrich 1
Apr 8, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The range seems to be mostly from flared/wide hands to good hands for someone of average hand size. A shallow (3" deep) flared hands crack is a more fun and spicy approach to the first ledge if you want to skip the face climbing portion at the bottom.
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