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Basic Aeronautics ascends a broken face protected by somewhat widely spaced bolts (by gym standards) to the top of the Higher Education Ridge. Look for the first bolt maybe 20 feet off the starting ledge (easily clipped from the left). Follow the bolts above, zigging and zagging as necessary to keep it at or under grade, to the final summit slab. Puts some air under your feet.
Continue up a set of switchbacks from Vocational Training to a relatively large flat area under a cedar tree. Basic Aeronautics is the line of bolts beginning maybe 15 feet right of the flat area, about 15 feet left of an arête (which is the start to Physics of Flight).
Draws. For the easy terrain after the sixth bolt and before the final bolt protecting the summit slab, consider using a shoulder-length sling (for a large horn) to reach the ledge at the base of the summit slab and maybe a purple, green, and/or blue (No. 3) Camalot to safely clip the last bolt. (Cool heads may get away with just draws.) Lower/rap from chains.