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Blowing Bubbles 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Daniel Trugman on Sep 25, 2009

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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


Photos of Blowing Bubbles Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Rock
Indian Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: on-sighting with care
on-sighting with care
Rock Climbing Photo: Vicious Circles and Blowing Bubbles
Vicious Circles and Blowing Bubbles

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By Bruce Morris
From: Belmont, CA
Jul 19, 2014

You can handicap "Blowing Bubbles" at 10a if you grab the right edge of the face and just use the holes.
By Adam Lokar
May 1, 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.
By Skylerdc
Jul 19, 2017

one of the best at indian but not 10a maybe 5.9

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