Elevation: 2,956 ft
GPS: 38.65093, -122.61322
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Jun 17, 2002 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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.

19 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
 62
Bubble Slab--Right
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Fistful of Hueco
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Sunset
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 166
5.9 Face
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 111
Old Ladder Route
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
b. boy bypass
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 104
Solar Power
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 74
The West Arete
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Left Edge
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 113
The Ladder
Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Boba
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Little Buddy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 41
Bubble Boy
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
The Way of the Road
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Catchy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bubble Slab--Right
 62
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Fistful of Hueco
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sunset
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
5.9 Face
 166
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Old Ladder Route
 111
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
b. boy bypass
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Solar Power
 104
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The West Arete
 74
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Left Edge
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Ladder
 113
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Boba
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Little Buddy
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bubble Boy
 41
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Way of the Road
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Catchy
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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