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"Left Edge" S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Boba S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bubble Boy S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Catchy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Chimney T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Face T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Face, The Bubble Mt. St. Helena S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ladder, The S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Little Buddy S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Old Ladder Route S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Solar Power S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
West Face, The S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
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Access Issue: Mt. St. Helena Crags - Fire Damage from Fall 2017 Details

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 arĂȘte 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.
Eugenel Espiritu   PA
 
Two routes in the bubbly portion of this and they are both bolted. The one on the topo is a 11b. It is bolted but if you miss the strongest move, you're going to take a crushing fall into a bubble (consider rebolting to adjust for the danger). The route to the left right of the ladder (also bolted) is bolted with better spacing (a 10d in some guide books). Both end at the same anchor. Another anchor extends 15 feet up after the ledge with a lot of exposure. From the ledge is a 10 ft climb to the next anchor 5 ft from the last anchor (top). Miss it and you'll hit the ledge then fall 10 ft from the ledge into a bubble. Suggest adding a bolt 5-7 ft up to ameliorate the danger. Jun 7, 2015

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