Face, The Bubble Mt. St. Helena
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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, TR, 60 ft|
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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|
DescriptionThe "Face" route is the left-most bolted route at the bubble and is marked as "#1" on the topo attached. The route goes up the slabby-to-vertical face on pockets beside bolts the entire way, and tops out to a bolted anchor, just left of an obvious left-facing dihedral with a chimney in the back of it.
The climb is mostly moderate with protection at the crux. Shorter people may find this somewhat hard at the grade, but not harder than 5.10a/b. The crux is a reach spot 2/3 of the way to the top.
The anchors are placed back from the top such that long slings or webbing is necessary to set a TR or to lower off. This seems akward, but perhaps it was done to save wear from the people who would otherwise TR off of chains or shuts directly.