The Bubble is a large boulder located in a gully north of Bear Creek. It is home to Hot Spit and Cold Sweat, both of which are on the east side. The crag offers great climbing on short and powerful routes in an isolated area of Dinosaur Mountain.
Two hiking routes can lead you to the Bubble, both of which are approximately the same distance. The first hike begins at the Bear Canyon trailhead and ascends to the Mesa Trail. Take the Mesa Trail east (about _ mile heading upwards) to the Bear Canyon turnoff and then head west (another _ mile) to the rock Stonehenge, home of Thought Control, the Fiend, and others. From Stonehenge, go north up a gully for about 100 meters and it will be on the east side, just past Sneak Preview. The second hike begins at NCAR and ascends the Mallory Cave trail up to the climbers' trail (near Der Zerkle) to the Drugs/Power Bulge area. From this alcove, descend the gully heading south and the Bubble is about half way down (~100 yards) to the base of the canyon.(See also directions to Stonehenge and other Dinosaur Mtn. crags).
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Hot Spit 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 30 feet
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Hot Spit 5.11c CO : Flatirons : ... : The Bubble
Although short with only three bolts, Hot Spit is a hidden gem in the Flatirons. The overhung route starts with large huecos and gradually gets harder, ending with a challenging crux near the top. Beautiful holds line entire route, especially the crimps at the crux. Visiting Hot Spit is a great way to finish off a day of climbing at the nearby Overhang Wall or in the Dinosaur Mountain area. Hot Spit is located on the west side of the Bubble. The route is about a 5-10 minute walk down from t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO