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Big Man On Campus 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Stuart Ruckman, Libby Ellis 1990
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Aug 21, 2002

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Actually on the Graduate post climbing BMOC but th...

Description 

This climb is on the first nice west face, up the gully. To attain the beginning, scramble up a dihedral and gain the ledge just up gully from the start. Scramble down to the base of the climbs. This climbs the left bolted line. Nice balancey moves to start off, turning reachy and then blind holds over the roof. After clipping the 3rd bolt, make a beeline for the anchors. This makes for a fun traversing roof pull.

Protection 

2 bolts for anchors, and 3 draws. I also placed a medium-small nut for the initial moves. Rappell off


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By BrokenChairs
From: Seattle
Apr 22, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

You can rap back to the ground with a 60M to avoid down climbing the gully.
By John Steiger
Jul 2, 2017

Rather than approaching Big Man on Campus (and The Graduate) from the “dihedral” mentioned in the OP - which really is a steep chossy looking gully, a more comfortable belay and arguably better start is to climb the routes from the ground next to a huge oak tree. A new bolt protects 5.2 climbing up a series of clean steps to another new bolt and the original lines. As mentioned by BrokenChairs, a 60 meter rope will suffice to set up a sling-shot belay/rappel.

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