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Routes in Higher Education Ridge, West Face

Academia Nut T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Basic Aeronautics S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Big Man On Campus S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chris Cranks a Co-ed T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Critical Reasoning S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dr. Luval Goes to Harvard T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Dweeb, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Egghead S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Frat Boy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Friends in Low Places T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Full Ride S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Grading on a Curve T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Graduate, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lycra at its Limit T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mr. B Cranks a Feces T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ms. Luval Cranks a Thesis T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Order of Operations S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Party Girl S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Physics of Flight T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pop Quiz S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Professor, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Reading Comprehension S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Trail of Tiers T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tuition Hike T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Vocational Training T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 5,975 ft
GPS: 40.63, -111.74 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: John Steiger on Jul 16, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

The west face of Higher Education Ridge has about 25 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
Basic Aeronautics
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pop Quiz
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Reading Comprehension
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Order of Operations
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Basic Aeronautics 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pop Quiz 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Reading Comprehension 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Order of Operations 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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zoso  
The trail for this crag is superb. Nov 15, 2017

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