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Routes in Indian Rock

Blowing Bubbles S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cum Slot T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dismal Abysmal S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Donkey Dong S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
High On Testosterone T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hocus S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Jail Bird S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Krokus S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Puckered Starfish S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
South Face S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Strip Poker S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Viscious Circles S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Daniel Trugman on Sep 25, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details

Description

"Blowing Bubbles" is an interesting line that is harder than it looks but is likely easier than it's rated. A good warm-up for "Viscious Circles", which is considerably stiffer but similar in style.


Start up low angle features to the right of the bolt line, executing some committing moves to reach the first bolt. I thought this was the mental crux of the route, but it appeared that small gear would have protected this section. Climb more positive pockets to reach a distinct thin crux just past the second bolt. Find the big holds and finish off with increasingly easy (but runout, unless you bring slings for tie-offs or bigger cams) terrain to the anchors.

Location

The second route from the left on the NE face (downhill side of Indian rock). Just right of Viscious Circles.

Protection

2 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor
-- Small cams or nuts may be useful if you're nervous about the high first bolt
-- A long sling might be use useful to tie off a hole in the rock above bolt 2

You can easily top-rope the route by walking around to the 2-bolt anchor

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one of the best at indian but not 10a maybe 5.9 Jul 19, 2017
Fun climb with some nice movement. A few difficult moves before the first bolt and slab runout past the second bolt that gets easier the higher you go. Top bolts are very easily accessible for top roping. May 1, 2017
Bruce Morris
Belmont, CA
Bruce Morris   Belmont, CA
You can handicap "Blowing Bubbles" at 10a if you grab the right edge of the face and just use the holes. Jul 19, 2014