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Higher Learning 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Sean McMahan and Josh Rodriguez, 95
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Jul 14, 2002

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A nice thin slabby route up the SE face of Barnacle Rock, just uphill from Bride and Groom on Wedding Rock. Scramble up on the ledge and tiptoe to the first bolt. The rock has very interesting texture, featured with many tiny bumps. Higher up you'll climb just to the left of the wild quartz 'barnacles.'


Five bolts to two bolt anchor.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jul 3, 2003

Actually, at the top, you climb to the right of the barnacles, not the left.
By shad O'Neel
Aug 30, 2004

There is quite a large distance between the 4th and 5th bolts. You can protect it halfway through with a tricam or a nut or two, but who would think to bring these along? The final move before the 5th bolt is easy, but committing. Quality climbing with built in excitement factor.
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