Bubbles Wall

2 Stars
 E4 6b

Adjacent Routes
<< Flake and Pillar < Squeek  |  Black Kabul > Carl's Wark Crack >>

The polished line of tiny holds leading up right to the break is a desperate, fingery problem for most, and the pit makes it potentially nasty to fall from low down. Above, it relents and follows the enjoyable sustained bubbly wall left past a tricky thread.<br/>Bubbles Original, E3 5c - Gain the upper section from Flake and Pillar for a less-scary experience.
FA. Tom Proctor 1975. Originally Tom started from Flake and Pillar, but later he added the described direct start.


Probably a tougher overall proposition than Cabbage Crack: easy if you don't fall off the start!
simon cox - 08/Jul/01

One star for it being so polished, often dirty and generally unplesant. There's no way this is E4 6b (the same grade as Millionaire Touch in the Quarry!)
Tom Briggs - 22/Aug/02

Still a bit dirty, upper wall quite tough, didn't 'relent' that much.
John Camateras - 12/Jun/03

Meanwhile, back in the real world... E3 6a (without mats) and never anything else. An obvious, crimpy, and pretty neat sequence to the break. Beyond that it's pretty committing and gutsy, but the wall has it's hidden delights - not least that it makes good use of the eponymous bubbles! Deserves **, none of the above symbols, and reachy + pumpy ones instead.
Fiend - 18/May/07

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