Elevation: 2,956 ft
GPS: 38.651, -122.613 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jun 17, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The Bubble has some really large hueco-like surfaces, some overhanging, some vertical, and some easier slab climbs on the left side. All the climbs on the rock are bolted for sport climbing, though some could certainly be lead trad. The rock is rather rough on the hands, though frictiony jugs and lips lead to some rather interesting climbing.

Routes from left to right are:

1) Face
2) Solar Power (not shown)
3) Left Edge
4) The Ladder (the old toprope 5.9 is just right of this climb)
5) Bubble Boy (5.10c var)
6) Bubble Boy
7) On the Road (toprope)
8) Catchy
9) Right Climb

Getting There

Head uphill on the fire road, traveling up to the 180 degree bend. You can't miss it. If you did, let us know, we'd like to laugh at you. Approach time: from the parking lot 15 - 30 minutes. From the monument, about 10 minutes.

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Bubble

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 43
5.7 Face
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 135
5.9 Face
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 79
Old Ladder Route
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
b. boy bypass
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 81
Solar Power
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 61
The West Arete
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 90
The Ladder
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 37
Bubble Boy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Little Buddy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Catchy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5.7 Face
 43
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
5.9 Face
 135
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Old Ladder Route
 79
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
b. boy bypass
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Solar Power
 81
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The West Arete
 61
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Ladder
 90
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Bubble Boy
 37
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Little Buddy
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Catchy
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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