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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, 50 ft
FA: Jordy Morgan
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Mar 1, 2002 with updates from Jordy Morgan
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

Description

The right west-facing route on the Bubble.Full of pockets, since there's a little more lateral movement on this route, it seemed trickier, though less physically taxing than its neighbor, solar power.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.
Bolt added by first ascentionist.

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Floyd Hayes
  5.10d
Floyd Hayes  
  5.10d
I think it's "West Face" rather than "West Facing." The first bolt is easy to reach but if you're queasy about it you can place a cam before it. I think there is a new bolt lower down for a more direct approach to the first bolt. Oct 27, 2008
Chris Summit
Santa Rosa, Nor Cal
 
Chris Summit   Santa Rosa, Nor Cal
 
I dont know where the ing came from - this route is called "The West Face" not "west facing" although it is west facing - and most people including myself think it is 5.10c not d. Either way - its a great route with a hella great view! Dec 23, 2008
Salamanizer suchoski
Vacaville Ca.
  5.10c
Salamanizer suchoski   Vacaville Ca.  
  5.10c
Where is the R part? I must have missed it. Jul 25, 2010
Floyd Hayes
  5.10d
Floyd Hayes  
  5.10d
If cruising straight up to the top, the crux is poking a couple of fingers in a tiny, hard-to-find hole about a foot above the 4th (final) bolt and then cranking up some funky lieback moves. Some climbers bypass the crux by traversing left and clipping an old, rusty bolt before topping out--it's a slightly easier finish. Oct 19, 2010
Kyle Townsend
Oakland, CA
  5.10d
Kyle Townsend   Oakland, CA
  5.10d
This is a good line! It felt 10d to me, with a technical crux up high requiring good footwork. I put new chains on the bolted face anchors on 6/27/2012. This and solar power are both short but excellent lines. Jul 1, 2012

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