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Routes in Higher Education Ridge, East Face

Gold Standard, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Let It Go S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Lycra Eater T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Drew Bedford, Conrad Anker, 1987
Page Views: 121 total, 28/month
Shared By: John Steiger on Jul 12, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

I’m guessing Mr. B ripped one of his favorite pairs during the FA. Lycra Eater jams the obvious left leaning hand crack, which pinches off at a bulge protecting entrance to the finishing dihedral. Continue up the dihedral (ignoring the tan-colored anchors on the right wall) to a set of dark-brown colored ring anchors maybe 25 feet higher.

Location

From the large parking area just east of the Gully of Higher Education (with the tree that can be driven around), walk up the steep scree slope on its northwestern end for 200 feet to a large flat area and the “cave.” Lycra Eater is the cleaner looking crack to the right of the “cave.”

Protection

Nuts, single set of cams through fingers, and a double set of thin- to wide-hand cams (up to a No. 3 Camalot should do it).

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