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Echo Cove - North Side
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Battle of Britain (aka Penelope Street) 
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Fun Stuff 
Fun with a Gun 
Hang Ten 
Helix 
Hot Knife 
Palm-U-Granite 
Pepasan 
Pigs on the Wing 
Pinky Lee 
Porky Pig 
R. A. F. 
Raging Intensity 
Santa's Little Helpers 
Sound of One Shoe Tapping, The 
Swing Low 
Tofu the Dwarf 
W. A. C. 

Helix 

YDS: 5.2 French: 3 Ewbanks: 8 UIAA: II British: D 2c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III British: VD 3a [details]
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Submitted By: Mark J. Nelson on Nov 7, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: Fun Stuff (left) to Pepason (right). Copyright 200...

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This is the crack and chimney system right of The Sound of One Shoe Tapping and W. A. C.

The traditional rating is 5.2, but the chimney moves for the exit sequence are probably more 5.4ish.

If you're not leading 5.8 friction, this is a good route to hang a toprope on the aforementioned routes.


Protection 

Medium to largish trad gear to a shared chain anchor.



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By mmurduff
Oct 23, 2005
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a

This route can reach the anchors for the sport routes which are adjacent to Helix. Using larger gear and long runners, it is a choice lead for trad beginers and good practice at placing gear. Although I should mention that not a lot of gear is used on this route compared to other J-Tree routes. If nothing else the access to rap anchors verses walking off makes this route a quick hit.

Mike

By Rodger Raubach
Sep 8, 2010
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a

Worth doing if only to get to anchors for other climbs. Good rock, easy gear placements. Not much needed for an experienced leader.