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.

James Oakes 17/Aug/17 Lead G/U

One fall from the boulder problem.

ClimbCJH ?/Aug/17 2nd dog
James Thacker ??/2017 -
rocksol ??/2016 -
JayAyBee 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Pat
oread 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S

First e4 and onsighted!

Hidden 03/Jul/15 TR O/S
deacondeacon 12/Jun/15 Lead G/U

Lead bubbles original last week, so came back for the direct. Quality.

LRob 31/May/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Maddie 09/Aug/14 2nd dog

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

with remus
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead β
Wood for Trees 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S

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.

with DJ Malx
Hidden 11/Mar/14 2nd dog
Haydn Jones 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S

felt really good till i came to top out and it felt all dirty/loose had a little moment...

Hidden ??/2014 -
J.Wells 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S

loose rock magnet - pulled off a brick sized lump out of the break near the top

with Ima Nahumury
Hidden 08/Jul/13 Lead β
mark20 01/Jul/13 Lead β

On Neil's gear, which may have been more of a hindrance than a help!

samt 01/Jul/13 Lead

Rather eventful involving forgotten slings and broken holds. Almost farcical.

with Lucian
Nick Sillem 06/Jun/13 Lead rpt
bclifton 06/Jun/13 2nd
Hannes B 17/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Francis
Neil McA 05/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with James Turnbull
Howard Lawledge ?/May/12 -
with Malc
JBO 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

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.

Hidden 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
alaan 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Will
ellis 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Bridgeland
TonyF 01/Jun/11 2nd
with David
DaveFidler 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Lapped 3 times to get some endurance.

with Dad
OffshoreAndy ?/Jun/11 2nd
Chris Wright 29/May/11 Lead
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 2nd
OffshoreAndy ?/Jan/11 2nd
kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead O/S

First non-grit E4 onsight.

nathanlee 15/Aug/10 Lead RP

Dogged whilst seconding then led - first E4!

with Dom Lee
dominic lee 15/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Simon Davis 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Excellent and well protected.

with Andrew James
Hidden 04/Jun/10 TR dog
Cake 04/Jun/10 TR dnf

Couldn't even get past the break on a top rope. There's work to do here

with Matt
Andrew Barker 28/May/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Chunk
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Bentwood ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S

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.

with Steve R & Andy G
andy gravestock 16/Jun/09 Lead β

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.

with steve,allex
tuftynick ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with niall + jerry
duzinga 21/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Pete Harris and Stu Bolton
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Ram MkiV 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S

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.

with Alex
JulesV 05/May/06 Lead O/S
with toby dunn
nige 07/May/05 Lead
with dave kells
SR1970 ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2002 -
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 20/Jul/98 2nd
craig h 11/Aug/96 TR rpt
with Shunted
Hidden 20/Apr/96 2nd RP
Hidden 04/Jun/95 TR
Hidden 04/Jun/95 TR
Hidden 31/May/95 TR
robyn1 ??/1993 -
steve taylor ?/Jun/92 TR
with stumpy
Roget 25/May/92 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
Billg ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/91 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/91 TR
craig d ??/1991 Solo rpt
Glenn Sutcliffe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
with keefe
keefe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
Hidden 18/Mar/90 TR
Hidden 25/Feb/90 TR rpt
Hidden 18/Feb/90 TR
Eduardo Martinez ??/1990 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/89 2nd dog

Fell off several times until an all-out lunge got me past the crux.

Dave Musgrove 15/Apr/89 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 12/Nov/88 Lead
with Keith Turton
craig h ?/Oct/88 2nd O/S
with Luke Steer
goi.ashmore 17/Jun/88 Lead

Beta from big Ron

with Dave Forster
Hidden 02/Mar/88 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1988 AltLd
with Leeds Crew
Stoney Boy ??/1988 Lead β
with Colin Hughes
charlesmfrench 15/Mar/87 2nd O/S
with Alan Bennett
uphillnow 01/Mar/87 2nd
with Andrew (Pog) Horn
keefe 19/Oct/86 -
Mike Owen 18/Mar/86 Lead O/S
with Steve Foxley
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
John Marsland 23/Jun/85 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/Jun/85 AltLd
Seymore Butt ??/1985 TR
Dave Turnbull ?/Jul/84 Lead
sadams 28/Jun/84 Lead
with Pete Herrod
Hidden 28/May/84 TR
Mark Kemball 08/Sep/83 2nd
with Dave Abbey
andy gittins ??/1983 -
Ian Jones ??/1983 Lead rpt
with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
TonyF ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Tony Cox
redjerry ?/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with Bob Duncan
Hidden ?/Jun/82 Lead
Mark Kemball 27/Feb/82 Lead
with Dave Abbey
Hidden ?/Apr/81 Lead O/S
Steve Bell ??/1981 Lead O/S
with Paul Smith
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
mitch1960 ??/1980 Lead
petemeads ?/Jul/78 Lead

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.

with Steve Taylor
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