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The Professor

5.12c, Sport, 35 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Stuart and Bret Ruckman, 1990
Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood… > Gully of Higher… > Higher Education Ridg…


This one climbs like a mid-term exam from a disgruntled college professor. Like an absurdly hard first question, the strenuous initial moves almost seem designed to crush your confidence right off the bat. Then a barrage of trick questions is thrown at you in the form of sucker holds. But once you've found your holds the route flows well and is a lot of fun. A redpoint crux is encountered after the 4th bolt. It's nice to have a stick clip for the first two bolts.


Located on the smooth overhanging shield of rock to the left of Big Man on Campus and The Graduate.


5 bolts to chain anchors.