Mount Saint Helena - the bubble


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Lance Brown · Nov 21, 2015 · Santa Rosa, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 0
Does anyone know if the top rope anchors at the bubble are accessible without lead climbing?

Thanks!

plantmandan · Nov 21, 2015 · Brighton, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 0
They are. Walk up a trail that goes climber's left of the crag.

You'll need to extend the anchors on most, if not all of the routes on the bubble if you set up a TR.

Scottmx426 · Nov 21, 2015 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 0
How is the climbing there anyway. My lady just moved up that way and have thought about doing some leads there. Is it worth it? Is there multi pitch?

plantmandan · Nov 21, 2015 · Brighton, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 0
When I lived in Napa I really enjoyed going there. The overall experience is hard to beat. The rock quality is generally very good, and the views are breathtaking. There is a decent uphill approach, but it's in a beautiful setting.

The rock is an odd volcanic mix, and there are a lot of pockets and inlayed pebbles. Most of it is sport, but there are a few trad climbs with good jamming as well. A lot of the 5.10-11 sport routes are steep and juggy.

There are a few two pitch routes on the Bear, and they are really fun. However, they are not beginner and stiff 5.9 minimum. There are some easier routes (all single pitch) near the bubble and far side.

Lance Brown · Nov 21, 2015 · Santa Rosa, CA · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 0
plantmandan wrote:They are. Walk up a trail that goes climber's left of the crag. You'll need to extend the anchors on most, if not all of the routes on the bubble if you set up a TR.
Thanks a bunch!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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