Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: JS, John Fowler, May 2017
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Shared By: John Steiger on Jul 4, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Description

Grading on a Curve is the longest route on Higher Education Ridge, and if it weren’t for an easy section in the middle and some suspect rock at top, would warrant three stars. (Yeah, I gave it three stars so you might consider trying it.) Climb Academia Nut’s hand crack to its top then stretch right to clip the first bolt. Puzzle through the moves (there’s a reason the bolt is where it is) to get established at the right edge of an obvious horizontal crack, get in a good cam, then climb more or less straight up past 8 more bolts to the top of the ridge. The horizontal crack sometimes seeps and may be frequented by wasps, but other than using it for pro, it is completely avoided -- at least if you do it the "right" way.

Location

See Academia Nut.

Protection

Draws and two to three hand-sized cams (Nos. 2-3 Camalots) should do it.

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