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Higher Education Ridge, West Face

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Academia Nut T 
Basic Aeronautics S 
Big Man On Campus S 
Dr. Luval Goes to Harvard T 
Dweeb, The T 
Egghead S 
Frat Boy S 
Friends in Low Places T 
Grading on a Curve T 
Graduate, The S 
Mr. B Cranks a Feces T 
Party Girl S 
Physics of Flight T 
Pop Quiz S 
Professor, The S 
Trail of Tiers T 
Tuition Hike T 
Vocational Training T 

Higher Education Ridge, West Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.63031, -111.73982 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: John Steiger on Jul 16, 2017
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The west face of Higher Education Ridge has about 25 established routes, many of which are vertical to overhanging, as well as a good trail that switchbacks up the Gully of Higher Education past the highest and left-most route reported here (so far). The quality of the quartzite seems to be more variable here than other popular BCC crags, so temper your expectations and be prepared for the occasional flexing hold, or worse.

Getting There 

From the large parking area (with the drive-around pine), head west on a trail paralleling the road through a notch at the toe of the ridge. To get to Friends in Low Places, turn up the gully just after the notch and stay near the rock. To get to the rest of the reported routes, do not turn up the gully at the first opportunity but continue west (down canyon) on an ascending trail up a scree field that is the first leg of the switchbacks to the majority of the west face’s routes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Higher Education Ridge, West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Higher Education Ridge, West Face:
Pop Quiz   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
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Physics of Flight 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Utah : Wasatch Range : ... : Higher Education Ridge, Wes...
For some this course may not be theoretical. Start by climbing on or near an obvious arête. Follow the bolt line above, using good cams to protect between the third and fourth bolts, to the final problem and chains. Expect some new-route choss -- consider a helmet for the belayer. Steep!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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