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Routes in The Bubble

"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 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Karl Guthrie
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Mar 1, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Mt. St. Helena Crags - Fire Damage from Fall 2017 Details


The left climb of the 2 west-facing routes on the Bubble.A fairly straight-forward face climb with lots of pockets for holds. It seems like every time you think to yourself, 'that next one better be good!', it is!


4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.


Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Both this climb and West Face felt like 5.10c onsight lead. This was the better of the two routes. Aug 20, 2002
Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
I'm going to have to disagree with the above. It feels like at least 10D to me. West Facing probably is more accurately 10C though. Aug 7, 2006
Floyd Hayes
Floyd Hayes  
This climb has long reaches. At 5'10" I had to launch myself upward to grab the jugs and was glad I decided to top-rope rather than lead it. I thought it was a few letters harder in difficulty than West Face. Oct 27, 2008
Nicole BI
Oakland, CA
Nicole BI   Oakland, CA
most of the climb is fairly juggy and feels like 5.9/10a, but (like West Face) I found the crux to be the moves near the last bolt, and would agree with an overall 10d / 11a rating due to that short hard section. Jun 17, 2013
Amanda Luu
Amanda Luu   Danville
Nice route with fun technical moves. There is a reachy move to the last quickdraw before the anchors. Good pocket if you can find it and then finishes with some slopers. Apr 15, 2018
Kartik Ravi
San Jose
Kartik Ravi   San Jose
Super fun route! I'm 5'9 and had to make a couple of reachy moves! you have a good rest place past 3rd bolt. Gets super pumpy towards the top.Loved the flow of it! Oct 28, 2018

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