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Nov 21, 2015
Does anyone know if the top rope anchors at the bubble are accessible without lead climbing?

Thanks!
Lance Brown
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Nov 21, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree after blizzard
They are. Walk up a trail that goes climber's left of the crag.

You'll need to extend the anchors on most, if not all of the routes on the bubble if you set up a TR.
plantmandan
From Brighton, CO
Joined Sep 24, 2010
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Nov 21, 2015
How is the climbing there anyway. My lady just moved up that way and have thought about doing some leads there. Is it worth it? Is there multi pitch? Scottmx426
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Nov 21, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: J Tree after blizzard
When I lived in Napa I really enjoyed going there. The overall experience is hard to beat. The rock quality is generally very good, and the views are breathtaking. There is a decent uphill approach, but it's in a beautiful setting.

The rock is an odd volcanic mix, and there are a lot of pockets and inlayed pebbles. Most of it is sport, but there are a few trad climbs with good jamming as well. A lot of the 5.10-11 sport routes are steep and juggy.

There are a few two pitch routes on the Bear, and they are really fun. However, they are not beginner and stiff 5.9 minimum. There are some easier routes (all single pitch) near the bubble and far side.
plantmandan
From Brighton, CO
Joined Sep 24, 2010
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Nov 21, 2015
plantmandan wrote:
They are. Walk up a trail that goes climber's left of the crag. You'll need to extend the anchors on most, if not all of the routes on the bubble if you set up a TR.


Thanks a bunch!
Lance Brown
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