American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Bubbs Creek Wall, Aquaman

California, Sierra Nevada, Kings Canyon National Park

  • Climbs And Expeditions
  • Author: Dick Leversee
  • Climb Year: N/A
  • Publication Year: 1984

Viewing the massive south-facing Bubbs Creek Wall, one will see two obvious continuous crack systems on the right (east) side of the face. The left crack was climbed by Fred Beckey and party in 1974. In July 1983, Bill McConachie and I climbed the classic right line, finding the first eight pitches moderate but sustained (5.7-5.8). The last pitch (5.10+) ends at an extremely dirty off-width comer 200 feet below the top. We did not climb to the very top but rappelled the route.

Dick Leversee, Stonemashers Alpine Club

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