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The Bubble
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"Left Edge" S,TR 
Bubble Boy S 
Catchy S 
Chimney T,TR 
Face T,TR 
Face, The Bubble Mt. St. Helena S,TR 
Ladder, The S,TR 
Old Ladder Route T,TR 
Solar Power S 
West Face, The S 


YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tony B on Aug 18, 2002

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Alexander Rose finishes the Chimney route on The B...


Climb up the chimney between the routes Face and Solar Power. This chimeny is a little dusty, but will clean out wth traffic. It seems to be a reasonable warm up or beginner climb, and can be done without interfering with the climbers who (contantly) occupy Face.


Some mixed large pieces or a TR from the anchors of Face or Solar Power.

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By Brian Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Aug 27, 2002

I viewed this climb more as an opportunity to photograph fellow climbers on the face to the left... Napa Valley makes a beautiful backdrop.
By Floyd Hayes
Oct 27, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

It's mostly class 4 until a chimney move near the top. If leading it protects well but even a short fall would be painful.
By James Watson
Nov 24, 2014

This climb is referred to as "The Gully" in the Potlicker Press "Bay Area Rock" book.

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