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Bubble Boy 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jordie Morgan
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Mar 2, 2002
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Description 

Climb out of the cave in the center of the wall. The first move is the tough part, and its very height dependent (though do-able if you're short). You have a slopey side-pull for your left hand, you're leaning way back, and you need to get up to the pocket which has a little feature in the bottom to help you pull until you can use the huge left side. Be resourceful. After that, a juggy overhanging arÍte awaits you, then once the climb gets less-than-vertical, it gets pretty run-out, though it's a lot easier. If you bypass the cave beneath the first bolt, it's a 10c.


Protection 

5 bolts to chains. If you're careful setting it up, you can toprope this, but you'll swing due to the overhang. Best idea is to clip the 1st bolt from the left side before climbing directly.



Photos of Bubble Boy Slideshow Add Photo
Tony Bubb shows the undercling sequence of the second crux of Bubble Boy. Photo by Gwen Johnson.
Tony Bubb shows the undercling sequence of the sec...
Tony Bubb on the no-hands rest while on TR Bubble Boy - another Angle.  Photo by Gwen Johnson.
Tony Bubb on the no-hands rest while on TR Bubble ...
Gwen Johnson follows through the second crux (reach) of Bubble Boy.  Photo by Alexander Rose.
Gwen Johnson follows through the second crux (reac...
Tony Bubb on leads past the overhang on Bubble Boy.  Photo by Alexander Rose.
Tony Bubb on leads past the overhang on Bubble Boy...
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