Baby Helen's and Acid Rock from the top of Helen's...
Acid rock is the middle tier in the group of rocks beginning with Helen's Dome and ending with Velcro Wall (Sheep Rock's summit) It is 500' to 600' tall with immaculate granite slabs and a few good cracks. The first 200' to 400' holds the best climbing.
The directions under Helen's Dome are concise and will get you there.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Acid Rock:
Four Eyes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 350'
Sandinista 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Featured Route For Acid Rock
Charley Don't Surf 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CO
: South Platte
: ... : Acid Rock
Once the walkoff from the top of Helen's Dome is reached (see area description), head southeast towards Acid Rock and scramble up and left around a large rock with a brand new bolted slab which looks to be all of 5.4. Follow a faint trail which trends right, around 2 more gigantic boulders to the base of Acid Rock. A tunnel leads down and left to the base of Charley and the Divine Ms. M.Charley Don't Surf follows the immaculate finger crack up and left for 150'. Perfect finger locks...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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BETA PHOTO: Acid Rock from the top of Helen's Dome
Contemplating the walk to Acid Rock....
By Matt Juth
Apr 27, 2005
For some reason most of my description and directions are gone.....
The bridge has not been replaced! I didn't say that!
There is a log you can cross, with a handline north of the old bridge. You can get there by parking on the ridge just before you get to the old buried campground. You will see a "danger" sign, and a laminated piece of paper telling you that there is a log just east of the ridge top. Follow a trail along the top of the ridge, drop straight down to the river, and you will see it. From there, you can regain the old trail system on the other side of the river.
By rob bauer
From: Golden, CO
May 31, 2006
I did the route just left of Charlie Don't Surf, which Hubbel calls #39, Unknown 5.10b. The bolts are all 3/8". The 2nd pitch has about 9 or 10 bolts now, is a bit friable, and struck me and my partner as a lot harder than rated. (We both thought Pow Wow Canal was easier, which seems right at 11a.) It appears to be drawn right, with the 2nd pitch easing up when you reach the shallow crack slightly diagonalling up right to the anchors (with much appreciated beefy bolts just below the old chains). Anybody else think it's under-rated?
BTW, assuming Hubbel has the drawings right, I did see 5 or 6 bolts to the left of us on the 2nd pitch of Sandinista(?) are still the old Leeper hangers, no doubt with 1/4" Star Drive or Button Head bolts, though it appears there's been some work on the first pitch, including the 1st anchors with quick connects. Any thoughts on this?