Bubbles Wall** E4 6b

Rockfax Description
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.
Bubbles Original, E3 5c - Gain the upper section from Flake and Pillar for a less-scary experience. © ROCKFAX

FA. T.Proctor 1975. Originally Tom started from Flake and Pillar but later he added the more direct start.

Ticklists: Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

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This climb is in 95 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

JayAyBee - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Pat

First e4 and onsighted!
oread - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Jul/15

Lead bubbles original last week, so came back for the direct. Quality.
deacondeacon - Lead G/U - 12/Jun/15

LRob - Lead G/U - 31/May/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Aug/14

Fell off the start a few times, ok once the foot stuck. Missed a good hold higher up so pumped out too. Reckon I could do it clean easily enough though. Would be awesome to lead in the distant future... Gear seemed good
Maddie - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/14 with remus

95% fell off going for the final break but managed to slap a sidepull, long ride from there. When clean it must be fantastic climbing, bit grease tonight.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with DJ Malx

Bottom move felt hard having missed a side pull, top was good.
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/14 with Hayden Jones

felt really good till i came to top out and it felt all dirty/loose had a little moment...
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14 with andy gardner

Hidden - 2014

loose rock magnet - pulled off a brick sized lump out of the break near the top
J.Wells - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Ima Nahumury

Hidden - Lead β - 08/Jul/13

On Neil's gear, which may have been more of a hindrance than a help!
mark20 - Lead β - 01/Jul/13

Rather eventful involving forgotten slings and broken holds. Almost farcical.
samt - Lead - 01/Jul/13 with Lucian

Nick Sillem - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13 with Ben Clifton

Seymore Butt - 2013

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Francis

Howard Lawledge - May/12 with Malc

Did the E3 start, which was my first of the grade. Felt good, the gear at the top was spaced but bomber threads and cams so all pretty safe. Then O/Sed the direct start on a toprope but I don't think I would've liked it without, but still easy 6b.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

dav - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11 with Gill B

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

alaan - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Will

ellis - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Tom Bridgeland

Lapped 3 times to get some endurance.
DaveFidler - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - Jun/11 with kingholmesy

Chris Wright - Lead - 29/May/11

First non-grit E4 onsight.
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2011 with OffshoreAndy

Dogged whilst seconding then led - first E4!
nathanlee - Lead RP - 15/Aug/10 with Dom Lee

dominic lee - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/10 with nathan lee

Excellent and well protected.
Simon Davis - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Andrew James

Hidden - TR dog - 04/Jun/10

Couldn't even get past the break on a top rope. There's work to do here
Cake - TR dnf - 04/Jun/10 with Matt

Start was polished but not hard for 6b. The rest of the route is a bit pumpy and awkward to read but the moves are very good.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Chunk

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

Tenuous onsight as i belayed steve on it in '06', but dont remember his exact moves and the holds are obvs from the deck. Also i tried it and fell off it then. Full commitment and a slap for the break. top was wet and pumpy.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Steve R & Andy G

Done after allex although didnt really get much infomation about it due to spotting. Again brilliant start goood finish although conditions where slightley damp making hold slippy but just about do able.
andy gravestock - Lead β - 16/Jun/09 with steve,allex

tuftynick - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with niall + jerry

duzinga - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/09 with Pete Harris and Stu Bolton

Al Evans - 2008

Would've found this easier but took ages to discover the thread/jug thus found it quite pumpy and hard work reversing to the break a couple of times to the relative sanctury of an 'arm hook' round the undercut. Upper wall was more pushy than the guide book led me to believe.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Alex

JulesV - Lead O/S - 05/May/06 with toby dunn

nige - Lead - 07/May/05 with dave kells

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2002

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2000

ChrisJD - 2nd - 20/Jul/98 with AlB

craig h - TR rpt - 11/Aug/96 with Shunted

Hidden - 2nd RP - 20/Apr/96

Hidden - TR - 04/Jun/95

Hidden - TR - 04/Jun/95

Hidden - TR - 31/May/95

robyn1 - 1993

steve taylor - TR - Jun/92 with stumpy

Roget - Lead O/S - 25/May/92 with Jonathan T

Billg - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/91

Hidden - TR - 31/Mar/91

craig d - Solo rpt - 1991

keefe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with Glenn Sutcliffe

Glenn Sutcliffe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with keefe

Hidden - TR - 18/Mar/90

Hidden - TR - 18/Feb/90

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 15/Apr/89 with Kim Greenald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 12/Nov/88 with Keith Turton

craig h - 2nd O/S - Oct/88 with Luke Steer

Beta from big Ron
goi.ashmore - Lead - 17/Jun/88 with Dave Forster

Stoney Boy - Lead β - 1988 with Colin Hughes

Hidden - AltLd - 1988

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/87 with Alan Bennett

uphillnow - 2nd - 01/Mar/87 with Andrew (Pog) Horn

keefe - 19/Oct/86

Mike Owen - 18/Mar/86 with Steve Foxley

Hidden - Lead - 1986

John Marsland - Lead dnf - 23/Jun/85

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/85

sadams - Lead - 28/Jun/84 with Pete Herrod

Hidden - TR - 28/May/84

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 08/Sep/83 with Dave Abbey

TonyF - Lead O/S - 1983 with Tony Cox

andy gittins - 1983

Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 1983 with Robert Kieske ('Flog')

redjerry - Lead O/S - Oct/82 with Bob Duncan

Hidden - Lead - Jun/82

Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Feb/82 with Dave Abbey

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/81

Steve Bell - Lead O/S - 1981 with Paul Smith

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

mitch1960 - Lead - 1980

The hard start was no problem but the runout from the last piece of kit spooked me & I retreated. The Berzins/Hamper team arrived, flashed the route on my gear & gave me the confidence to get back up and do the same. Thanks! The route had seen few (if any)repeats up to this point as far as I am aware.
petemeads - Lead - Jul/78 with Steve Taylor

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