Elevation: 6,100 ft
GPS: 40.63, -111.74 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Steiger on Jul 16, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

The west face of Higher Education Ridge has about 30 established routes, many of which are vertical to overhanging, as well as a good trail that switchbacks up the Gully of Higher Education past the highest and left-most route reported here (so far). The quality of the quartzite seems to be more variable here than other popular BCC crags, so temper your expectations and be prepared for the occasional flexing hold, or worse.

Getting There

From the large parking area (with the drive-around pine), head west on a trail paralleling the road through a notch at the toe of the ridge. To get to Friends in Low Places, turn up the gully just after the notch and stay near the rock. To get to the rest of the reported routes, do not turn up the gully at the first opportunity but continue west (down canyon) on an ascending trail up a scree field that is the first leg of the switchbacks to the majority of the west face’s routes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Higher Education Ridge, West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 28
Basic Aeronautics
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 16
Vocational Training
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Frat Boy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Shyster U
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Chris Cranks a Co-ed
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 19
Party Girl
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Pop Quiz
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Grading on a Curve
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Academia Nut
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Trail of Tiers
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Reading Comprehension
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Order of Operations
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Egghead
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Critical Reasoning
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
The Professor
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Basic Aeronautics
 28
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Vocational Training
 16
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Frat Boy
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Shyster U
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chris Cranks a Co-ed
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Party Girl
 19
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Pop Quiz
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Grading on a Curve
 13
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Academia Nut
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Trail of Tiers
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Reading Comprehension
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Order of Operations
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Egghead
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Critical Reasoning
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Professor
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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