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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 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Graduate, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Party Girl S 5.10d 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
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Type: Trad, 65 ft
FA: Gary Olsen, Chris Pendleton, 1986
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Shared By: John Steiger on Nov 10, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Chris Cranks a Co-ed is the obvious golden, right-facing, right-arching dihedral on the right side of the Ms. Luval face. The bottom third of the dihedral is usually – well, always in my experience – seeping water. Gary and Chris, for the first ascent, avoided the water-soaked section by climbing an unattractive vegetated crack to near its top, clipping a fixed pin, then traversing left into the corner. With Gary’s blessing, two bolts have been added to protect decent face climbing and bypass the vegetated crack, turning a route to be avoided (the vegetation in the crack includes poison oak) into one well worth doing. Chains on top make for a convenient lower/rap.


See Ms. Luval Cranks a Thesis for the approach.


A set of cams to 3 inches (Camalot .3 to 3), with maybe an extra 2 inch cam.


So glad Gary was cool about avoiding the crappy poison ivy crack. The bolted climbing is on super clean, hard quartzite and leads up to a really cool handcrack. Not a lot of lines like this in BCC. Nov 11, 2017

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