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Routes in The Bubble

"Left Edge" S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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
Old Ladder Route T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Solar Power S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
West Face, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Jordie Morgan
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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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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

4 botlts to a 2 bolt anchor. The first bolt is pretty far off the ground, so stick clip it if you're not into that sort of thing.

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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
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
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
drunkenmaster
santa rosa, cali
 
drunkenmaster   santa rosa, cali
 
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
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