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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 5.11b 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, TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tony B on Aug 17, 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

Description

Just around the arete left of "FACE" there is a nice face route that stays shaded in the morning, at least until mid day. This can be lead by moving out to clip a few bolts on FACE and then back or TR'd from the anchors of FACE.

Hang your rope to the left of the arete from the bolts above FACE, but not as for that route. Climb up direct only traversing around right if necessary to clip a bolt and otherwise work up to the crux, perhaps 10' from the top at a few slopers and crimps.

Bite down hard and move up and though some lichen to the top.

This route will improve if someone brushes the lichen from the top 15 feet and the gravel from the top-out moves.

Protection

A few far off bolts or a TR from the anchors of FACE. I recommend the TR.

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Floyd Hayes
  5.10d R
Floyd Hayes  
  5.10d R
This is a fun top-rope. I start at the bouldery overhang with jugs, then wander back and forth a few times across the arete in search of the best holds, which requires more balance than brute strength. Oct 27, 2008
I cleaned the gravel/dirt off the top of this climb and did a good cleaning on the face to revive this top rope route. You need long slings to set a top rope and to avoid the rope from rubbing on the top out.

Deceivingly fun but hard 5.10 at the top. We did use the arĂȘte but tried not to wander over onto the bubble face/slab or whatever it is now named. ;)

The awful looking chimney/offwidth on the left may get scrubbed at some point to milk some more climbs out of the bubble. Oct 20, 2015

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