If you go straight up to the tree you can find a cam placement in the arching crack on your right just before a thin move up to the bolt. I don't completely remember the cam size, a blue or yellow Metolius #1 or #2 (something like 0.6" to 0.75"). This eases the mind considerably when making the step up to the bolt.
I never understood the first bolt so far off to the left, I suspect the route starts more left then it seems it should.
I managed to lead my way up this climb on 4/3/04 (first 5.10 lead in valley). I found the first bolt in a bit of a strange position. It was off and to the left of the moves that lead up to the second bolt. I found the moves to the second bolt to be a challenge especially with a tree below me to "catch me". Once clipped into the second bolt, nice small edge moves lead up to the third bolt (I believe it is the crux). I found most of the climbing a challenge mixed in with partial chickenheads to stand on.
Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the Valley.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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