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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 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Graduate, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Party Girl S 5.10d 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
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Stuart Ruckman, Libby Ellis 1990
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Aug 20, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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This climb is on the first nice west face, up the gully. To attain the beginning, scramble up a dihedral and gain the ledge just up gully from the start. Scramble down to the base of the climbs. This climbs the left bolted line. Nice balancey moves to start off, turning reachy and then blind holds over the roof. After clipping the 3rd bolt, make a beeline for the anchors. This makes for a fun traversing roof pull.


2 bolts for anchors, and 3 draws. I also placed a medium-small nut for the initial moves. Rappell off


BrokenChairs BrettC
Sultan, WA
BrokenChairs BrettC   Sultan, WA
You can rap back to the ground with a 60M to avoid down climbing the gully. Apr 22, 2016
John Steiger  
Rather than approaching Big Man on Campus (and The Graduate) from the “dihedral” mentioned in the OP - which really is a steep chossy looking gully, a more comfortable belay and arguably better start is to climb the routes from the ground next to a huge oak tree. A new bolt protects 5.2 climbing up a series of clean steps to another new bolt and the original lines. As mentioned by BrokenChairs, a 60 meter rope will suffice to set up a sling-shot belay/rappel. Jul 2, 2017
New Jersey
Mulch   New Jersey
Whoever took the anchor from the Big man on campus anchors I'd really like to get that back... PM me if you have it. May 24, 2018
I'm confused. Did someone take the gear you left at the anchors on top of the route? Or did someone actually remove the bolts, chains, etc that comprise the anchor? May 25, 2018
Leroy Fielding
Salt Lake City, UT
Leroy Fielding   Salt Lake City, UT
I climbed this 5/17 and there were 2 biners at the top (we left them in place). Made it very convenient to lower off since there was only 1 link of chain on both anchor bolts. May 25, 2018
New Jersey
Mulch   New Jersey
Sorry should've clarified. The carabiners are still there on the existing chains, but I had to leave a TR anchor up there because of a thunderstorm rolling in on us. May 29, 2018
Great. I hope you get your biner back. Now please go delete your request from the 5 other places you posted it.

Holy cow you guys from Jersey are serious about your carabiners, lol. May 29, 2018
New Jersey
Mulch   New Jersey
I hope to get three locking carabiners and a double length sling back! I think anyone would be serious about losing $25 of gear for no good reason. May 29, 2018
Ever hear of booty?

It's one thing to politely ask for gear back. It's another to be pissed about it instead of taking responsiblity for your own actions. May 29, 2018
Oh dear. We don’t blame you for wanting your stuff. Thank you for clarifying that the anchor is still there. My comment was a test of whether or not you can take a good natured hint that maybe 4 posts was overkill.

No harm intended. All my other friends from Jersey would have had a much funnier comeback, mixing their pain with deep sarcasm and/or a dose of self loathing. Please don’t make me buy you a beer to soothe your feelings. May 29, 2018
New Jersey
Mulch   New Jersey
Oh so you were testing me! And here I thought your reading comprehension was lacking. May 29, 2018

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