Avg: 2.7 from 9 votes
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, 60 ft|
|FA:||Jordie Morgan, 1998|
|Page Views:||709 total, 4/month|
|Shared By:||Aron Quiter on Oct 19, 2002|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis is the longest route on the bubble. Climb up over the rightmost bulge from the base (the first move is probably .10ish) and then up a slab with good pockets.
The final crux (around the 6th bolt) involves a tricky move over the final bulge that will frustrate you, until you know how to do the move. Then the rating given is probably a little high.
Climbing is very runout after the crux, but the moves are probably the easiest on the bubble, so don't sweat it.
Consider this 2 boulder problems with a bunch of slabs thrown in to add to the variety.
Climbing this same line avoiding the crux and heading into the crack is another route, called "5.10d". You'll want to bring nuts or friends and long slings to avoid a drag nightmare.
Protection8 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor. Bring slings for the 1st, 2nd, and 5th bolts.
While you can access the top bolts of this climb from the top of the rock, you will find top roping this route not a good idea. This is due to the very bowed shape of the climb, and several sharp corners on the way up.
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