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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
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, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

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.

Protection

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

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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
BrokenChairs BrettC
Sultan, WA
  5.9
BrokenChairs BrettC   Sultan, WA
  5.9
You can rap back to the ground with a 60M to avoid down climbing the gully. Apr 22, 2016